Ready or Not

John 16:12 English Standard Version (ESV) I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

Are we ready to hear what Jesus has to say to us now? We might think we are ready but if we do not know ourselves the way He knows us, then perhaps it is best that we rely on His judgment as to when we are ready.

This statement says that Jesus cares about us as individuals and that He has no interest in doing us any harm. This relationship we have with Jesus should be everything we need to have the abundant life He promised. Ref. John 10:10

He will be honest with us but He knows us intimately and how best to tell us what we need to hear when we are ready to receive it. Turn away from Him and you will not see. Ignore Him and you will not hear. Allow the wrong things to concern you and the right things will elude you.

Once we take this relationship with Jesus seriously we will discover how much it means to Him.

Serious relationships need attention. How we attend to this relationship has to be personal. We cannot allow other people to tell us how to love Him. That takes the personal part of personal relationship away. Jesus knows when we are being real. All He ever wants from us is to be real with Him. He can deal with honesty.

Luke 18:13-14 English Standard Version

13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

The Answer

John 6:63 English Standard Version (ESV) It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

This is the answer. What was the question?

What did I inherit?

The question came about because of the use of the word covenant to define the word testament. If they are in fact equal, how does that define either? As always I went to my bible software to find definitions that explain the meaning of both.

Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words said; For Testament see Covenant. So they are equal.

Covenant (Noun and Verb):

primarily signifies “a disposition of property by will or otherwise.” In its use in the Sept., it is the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning a “covenant” or agreement (from a verb signifying “to cut or divide,” in allusion to a sacrificial custom in connection with “covenant-making,” ref. Vine’s

Naturally this led to another question on my part. Have we been cut out of the will or are we inheritors? Since I can see by His last will and testament that I am in fact an inheritor, what did I inherit?

His answer came back to me; “I gave you my Word!”

If we look at the life of the man Jesus we discovered He owned no house, no animals, no property, yet upon His death and resurrection became the inheritor of all things. When we look at that with the eyes of flesh then being left with a bible seems insignificant compared to all He possesses now.

He also said that if He went He would send His Spirit to guide us in all the things He said. If the God of the universe gives of Himself to keep His Word, then His Word must be very important.

That is why John 6:63 is the answer to the question.

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