The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"Two rails of worship comprise genuine relationship and fellowship with God. Who? What? Paul asked the two great questions, exemplifying our calling to spiritually journey with God in both heart and mind."
The Apostle Paul asked the two most important questions of human existence.
"Who art Thou, Lord?" (Acts 9:5).
"What saith the Scripture?" (Romans 4:3).
The first inquiry occurred when the Lord revealed Himself to Paul on the road to Damascus. The Apostle included the second in his dissertation regarding justification by faith. The questions serve as corollary to one other. We find the answer to "Who art Thou, Lord?" in the Bible.
"The Scriptures… testify of Me" (John 7:38).
We then find answers to "What saith the Scripture?" as God personally illuminates our Biblical understanding.
"The things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God" (I Corinthians 2:11-12).
We do well to ask both questions throughout our earthly sojourn and walk with God, seeking to increasingly know Him, and to understand His truth. Or, as the Apostle Peter commanded, "Grow in grace (personal reception of God's freely given favor in Christ - 'Who?') and the knowledge (understanding of Biblical truth about God - 'What?') of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (II Peter 3:18).
Who is God? The Bible tells us. What does the Bible say? God teaches us by His Spirit as we seek Him in His Word. Thereby we "worship Him in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24). We must keep both questions at the forefront of our walk with the Lord, seeking Him in both personal and principled terms. Indeed, two rails of worship comprise genuine relationship and fellowship with God. Who? What? Paul asked the great questions, exemplifying our calling to spiritually journey with God in both heart and mind. Thereby, we love the Lord, and thereby, He prepares us to influence others by that same love as we bear witness to Someone we know, whose truth we understand.
"This is life eternal, that they might know Thee, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent."
"Lead me in Thy truth and teach me. For Thou art the God of my salvation, on Thee do I wait all the day."
Weekly Memory Verse
"Thou art good, and doest good."