Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It tells you what is true, and it tells you what to do. I Timothy 4:9 – This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe. What is a trustworthy saying? For what should we labor and strive? What have we put our hope in? The living God who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe. (Especially here, doesn’t mean primarily, more than others, it means principally, specifically, pertaining to a single person or thing; not general; designating a single thing by way of distinction – having something that eminently distinguishes one from others - to those who believe. He saves those who believe – He delivers (rescues) those who believe. This is a trustworthy saying. This is what we put our hope and trust in, this is why we labor (fatigue ourselves) and this is why we are persecuted, reviled, and suffer reproach… Because we put our hope in the Living God, who is the Savior of all men – particularly, specifically, we are those who believe. He is the Savior of the whole world, he came to save everybody – who believes. God saves and delivers those who believe. Faith is a requirement. For Salvation, and for Deliverance. He saves you for eternity, and He delivers you from infirmity, any infirm place, the place of danger or threat or risk. So what do we labor and strive for? Not his love, or His acceptance, Jesus’ death proved that. We work at our belief. We work at believing what He has promised, what He has said, and what He has for us next. Put your hope in the Living God – who delivers and saves – those specifically who believe. If you’re going to work on something – work on your hope, work on your faith, work on your belief – you do it by your words declaring His Word. He will save you. Do you believe He will save you? this time? deliver you? show you what you are to do? He said He would if we call on His Name, if we ask and believe. Don’t be like the waves tossed here and there by the wind – that man should not think he will receive anything from the LORD – He is a double-minded man – unstable in all his ways. Be done with doubt. Work on your faith, work on your hope. Put your hope in God, believe that He loves you, Believe that He saves you, Believe that He will deliver you – again! Put your hope in God. Praying that you will fully accept His trustworthy saying, that God will save, and heal and deliver, and set free those who believe. Praying that you will work on your belief. It starts with His Word, and it grows when your words reflect His. Praying that you will believe everything He said, and everything He says to you. Praying that you will rejoice in His promise. He saves those who believe.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!