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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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May 11th   T. Austin Sparks

Started May-11 by PAULFROMNYS; 13 views.



     Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:29 NIV)

   The great business of Christians is to learn Christ. This is not just a subject to study. I want to ask you: What is the greatest desire in your life? I wonder if it is the same as mine! The greatest desire in my heart – and the longer I live the stronger it grows – is to understand the Lord Jesus. There is so much that I do not understand about Him. I am always coming up against problems about Him, and they are not intellectual problems at all, but spiritual ones: problems of the heart. Why did the Lord Jesus say and do certain things? Why is He dealing with me as He is? He is always too deep for me, and I want to understand Him. It is the most important thing in life to understand the Lord Jesus. Well, we are here that He may bring us to some better understanding of Himself. The material of the Word will not be new – it will be old and well-known Scripture. Perhaps we think that we know the Gospel by John very well. Well, you may, but I do not. I am discovering that this Gospel contains deeper truth and value than I know anything about.... The one business of disciples is to know Him, and to do what He called His disciples to do: “Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me” (Matthew 11:29). Jesus came to bring heavenly knowledge in His own person, and in His person we come into heavenly knowledge. It is not just what He says: it is what He says He is. Every true teacher is not one who says a lot of things, but one who, when he says things, gives something of himself. 

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    This is so good to think upon.  The desire to be as our Lord Jesus is the proper response, and is received by GOD as that at baptism.  I liken it to a young person making a decision that he wants to be an excellent brain surgeon.  There is much to obtain to in order to arrive at the stated desire, but if that desire is pure and deep, much will be successfully navigated on that basis alone.  A second far less important consideration is the availability of needed resources to arrive at the desired goal.  It is written that if our hearts are in any way deviant to this essential beginning commitment, GOD will show us that((1 John 3:20)), and that initial desire will need to be put on before any progress be made.