Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of February

Feb 13, 2017 by

Verses:

2 Cor. 1:12 “For our boasting is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in singleness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you.”

 

Excerpts:

We all should walk like a calf, having straight hoofs. While we can apply the boldness of a lion to our Christian character, we should not apply the lion’s paws to the Christian walk. Neither should we walk with the claws of an eagle. Those who walk with the claws of an eagle will eventually hurt others. Also, we should not walk with the feet of a man. Man’s feet are good, but they are somewhat crooked. Human cleverness is something crooked. This is why Paul said that he did not conduct himself in fleshly wisdom, that is, not in human cleverness. Instead of being crooked or clever, our Christian walk should be straight and frank.

 

In addition to being straight, the calf ’s hoofs are also cloven, or divided. The divided hoof signifies that in our walk with the Lord we need a proper discernment to divide the right things from the wrong and the clean things from the unclean. As believers in Christ, we need to have such a walk that we can discern what is right and what is wrong in the eyes of God. Ezekiel 1:7 tells us that the calf’s feet “sparkled like the sight of burnished bronze.” The shining of bronze comes from the heat of the furnace. This indicates that we need a walk that has been tested and burned by the Lord. If we have been tested and examined by the Lord, our walk will shine like burnished bronze, giving light to others, testing them, and causing them to realize whether their walk is right or wrong. (Life-study of Ezekiel, Chap. 6)

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