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Bible Ballistics: BBs #745 Arthritis Theology For Today???
I know some of you are wondering what “Arthritis Theology” is; well, my friends it came up in one of our conversations this week, and most of the older folks will relate. I asked my husband to rub some arthritis cream on my back (since I can’t reach it any more…ha ha), and I was giving instructions on how I wanted it done, and I simply said, “If you don’t rub it in, it won’t do any good!” And I just had to share the similitude to walking with Jesus; for the more we “rub” HIS Word in….the more good it does in our hearts, our minds, and our daily service for our Lord! I think it may have been what Paul had in mind as he counseled the Colossian believers, let’s consider it.
“Put on therefore,
as the elect of God,
holy and beloved,
bowels of mercies,
humbleness of mind,
13 Forbearing one another,
and forgiving one another,
if any man have a quarrel against any:
even as Christ forgave you,
so also do ye.
14 And above all these things
put on charity,
which is the bond of perfectness.
15 And let the peace of God
rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are called
in one body;
and be ye thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ
dwell in you richly
in all wisdom;
and admonishing one another
and spiritual songs,
singing with grace in your hearts
to the Lord.
17 And whatsoever ye do
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God
and the Father by him.” Colossians 3:12-17
If I may put it in a nutshell, what you put in will come out. It’s also what Jesus reminds us of on multiple occasions. What are you putting into your heart? It’s so easy to be distracted by this busy techno-crazy world and allow harmful and unnecessary things into our heart and lives. May we choose wisely!
“O generation of vipers,
how can ye,
speak good things?
for out of the abundance of the heart
the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man
out of the good treasure of the heart
bringeth forth good things:
and an evil man
out of the evil treasure
bringeth forth evil things.” Matthew 12:34-35
“But those things
which proceed out of the mouth
come forth from the heart;
and they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed
20 These are the things which defile a man:
but to eat with unwashen hands
defileth not a man.” Matthew 15:18-20
May we take HIS words to heart and make sure we keep our hearts right with our Lord and strive to please HIM with a clean heart and a right walk before God and man. Someone is watching your walk—where are you leading them?
“Keep thy heart
with all diligence;
for out of it
are the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23
And one of my favorite godly challenges from our brother Paul.
“But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be ye stedfast,
in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as ye know
that your labour is not in vain
in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58
So, may we fill our heart with Jesus, and not fill our hearts with corrupt things, and find ourselves going the wrong way! If we think it long enough, we will follow through! Choose wisely, for there is a test. Let’s rub in the Word of God and walk in victory before our Lord and others!
“For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that overcometh the world,
even our faith.
5 Who is he that overcometh the world,
but he that believeth
that Jesus is the Son of God?” 1 John 5:4-5
Amen and Amen!!!