Coming To Nothing: A Brief Comment on 1 Cor. 2:6

A great sadness swept over me as I read a word from Scripture and the Holy Spirit quickened that passage to me. This is what I was shown.

“We . . . speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing” (1 Cor. 2:6 NIV).

Why only among the mature? and who is mature enough to qualify to hear it, much less understand it? The answer: Only among the spiritually mature, because those spiritually immature will turn on those telling them things too deep for them to understand and will tear them to pieces.

Satan’s best kept secret … How to test the spirit?

How to test the spirit? In 1 John 4:1 – 3, the apostle John makes a profound statement, whereby he reveals that we, as the believers in the true Messiah can ‘test the spirits’ of those who profess to be believers, but are not. Here is the scripture referenced, taken from the King James Version.

1 John 4 King James Version (KJV) 4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

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I Did My Best for God–and This Is the Reward I Get?

Is life unfair? Is God unjust? These are questions that sometimes trouble any human being. This is a look at Scripture’s answers to these questions–and, perhaps, an embarrassing and revealing look at our own hearts.

Many Truths about God in a Single Verse

“He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals his thoughts to man, he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth–the Lord God Almighty is his name” (Amos 4:13 NIV).

This is a brilliant and succinct summary of all of history, the vastness of all of reality, and much of what we need to know about life–all contained in this one verse of the Bible. It is a message of eternity, origin, destiny, judgment, salvation, and the nature and character of God. Quite an accomplishment for just a few words and a single verse.

GLASS MINGLED WITH FIRE

GLASS MINGLED WITH FIRE

(A short discourse on Revelation 15:2).

Saint John saw in a vision this incredible scene: “I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass” (Rev. 15:2 KJV).

What are we to make of this fantastic vision? I was meditating on this one verse and its incredible scene, wondering what it meant and symbolized, and called on the Holy Spirit to reveal to me its meaning.

Love the Truth–or Perish!

Some of the deepest questions we have about the mysteries of life, reality, and the destinies of men are answered in Scripture in just a few simple words. That is the power of God’s Word, that it can take the most profound mysteries and make them plain to us. One of these great mysteries is why the lost are lost. One verse in Scripture is all it takes to answer this deep question–but it might not be the verse nor the answer you expect.

If we ask the deep question, “Why do the lost perish?” we have this simply stated, two-part answer from a single verse in Scripture:

My Conversion via Bible Study

Bible Study

by Bing Chang

Graduation caps in air; laminated plaques on wall
Inflated the airs I put on; contemptuous eyes cast down on people.
Status garnered on the job; authority expanded through ranks I rose
Further pumped my bulging pride, slanting up my pompous nose.
My small mind trapped in self-confidence turned blind.
My poor intellect, soaked in complacent senses, became confined.

Agnostic me, pushing nonsense arguments in church like a pest
Annoyed a lady who asked me if I had read the Bible in earnest.
She was the angel who touched my unconscious spirit.

Psalm 9: From the Gates of Hell to Gates of Glory

Psalm 9: God Defeats Puny Man

The psalm begins where the last one left off, with praise to God. The focus in this psalm, however, is more towards God's faithfulness in protecting those who look to him for deliverance when their enemies attack them. The psalmist is exultant in how powerful God is compared to which all his enemies are as nothing.

9:1 "I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders."

Psalm 8 and Space Exploration

Psalm 8 and Space Exploration

8:1: “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.”

The psalmist identifies himself and his people with the God whom he is about to praise by calling God our God–an acknowledgement similar to one voiced centuries later by the apostle Paul:

 

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