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ISAIAH 38:16

"Lord, your discipline is good, for it leads to life and health."

ISAIAH 37:14 – 16
"After Hezekiah received the letter and read it, he went up to the LORD's Temple and spread it out before the LORD. And Hezekiah prayed this prayer before the LORD:

"O LORD Almighty, God of Israel, you are enthroned between the mighty cherubim! You alone are God of all the kingdoms of the earth. You alone created the heavens and the earth.”

GALATIANS 6:1
"Dear brothers and sisters, if another Christian is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself."

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NOTE: godly

Greek word and meaning:

pneumatikos
(pneuma = breath, spirit // from God’s Spirit)

1. Relating to the human spirit, or rational soul, as part of the man which is akin to God and serves as his instrument or organ

a) That which possesses the nature of the rational soul

It is interesting to me that a soul can ONLY be “rational” when it is properly related to spirit / God’s Spirit!

There are plenty of “irrational” souls all over the world.

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This is not in the reading for today, but I was meditating on the GLORY of God, which we are INCREASINGLY changed into as we meditate and ponder the Lord. Hezekiah focused on the Lord – His Greatness, Majesty, and Glory:

"O LORD Almighty, God of Israel, you are enthroned between the mighty cherubim! You alone are God of all the kingdoms of the earth. You alone created the heavens and the earth.”

2 CORINTHIANS 3:18 (NKJV)
18
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed
into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

UNVEILED FACES –
* Because we are deeply
repentant
* Because we turn to the
Lord
* Because we continually
behold, focus on, and
love the Lord

THANK GOD! –
* For the GLORY of God in
the Lord Jesus!
* For the GLORY of God in
the Gospel of Jesus!

** BEHOLDING AS IN A MIRROR
THE GLORY OF THE LORD

JESUS –
* Is the OBJECT of our
focus, desire, and love!
* Is the MIRROR by which we
see ourselves changing in
the GLORY of Jesus

If we FOCUS on Jesus and HELP OTHERS FOCUS on Jesus, we PROTECT ourselves from falling. Thus, we are able to graciously help:
* OTHERS to KEEP from
falling
* OTHERS GET UP from falling

Lord, I receive YOUR discipline – to train me to always focus on You!

Vance

Thanks for this wonderful blog and the comments which help me to hunger for the Lord.

Just thought I'd sign in and say I am still reading along despite the fact I missed a couple summer months.

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