Text: “Jesus answered them (the Jewish detractors), and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but His (God the Father) that sent Me. If any man/woman will do His will, he/she shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself.”
Good morning, unbiased Christian! What a blessing you are to a Pastor or Bible Teacher who would faithfully preach/teach the purity of the Word of God! By your unbiased and earnest listening, learning, and Scriptural evaluation - you are a constant thrill to the heart of any such Bible Teacher who would faithfully serve the risen Christ Jesus. The Lord God thoroughly bless you this day!
“But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the Word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.” (Luke 8:15)
“To the law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this Word (the Word of God revealed in our Bible), it is because there is no light in them. And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry (Spiritually?); and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward. And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.” (Isaiah 8:20-22)
What a dire outcome for those that are biased against God’s Word!
Dictionary Definition: Bias :- (noun) a one-sided mental inclination; a prejudice; any special influence that sways one’s thinking; an unevenness or imbalance… (Chambers Dictionary page 155)
In today’s selected Bible passage in John’s Gospel we find Christ, the Son of God speaking about His mission from God the Father, and God the Holy Spirit causing His Divinely inspired words to be recorded in a narrative. This being the case, should not you and I pay close attention to what the Master is seeking to teach us, His latter-day disciples? I think so.
Doing God’s will is the Christians first duty to the Lord God Who condescended to grant us His grace and to save us. We are saved to serve.
“If any man/woman will do His will (God the Father’s will), he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I (Christ Jesus) speak of Myself.” (V.17)
This same principle must apply therefore when Pastors, Teachers, Evangelists, etc. are speaking, and seeking to lay open the will of God for our hearers.
If we speak/write sincerely of the things of God - at all times supported by the revealed will of God in His Word - then our hearers/readers will KNOW that the doctrine we teach, the messages we preach, are in fact of God and to the greater glory of God alone. Amen? It is such ‘truth’ that ‘…makes us free’ indeed. (John 8:32)
“He/she that speaketh of himself seeketh his/her own glory; but he/she that seeketh His glory that sent him/her, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.” (V.18)
Whose glory are you and I seeking to promote - our own, or the Lord’s?
So often in this latter-day of increased apostasy, I get professing Christians, and would-be Christian leaders, seeking to refute the Gospel truths I earnestly set forth from God’s Word! Invariably they fail to see that it is not ME they are contending against, but the written Word of God which I, at all times, quote as my only and final Authority. ‘…God’s Word is truth…’ (John 17:17)
There is none so blind as he/she who will not see! (Isaiah 6:9-10)
As you will realise, dear reader, there are absolutely no frills attached to this website; nothing being sold for gain; no products to send for and pay for - all I have to offer is free Bible Lessons from the Word of the Living Lord God.
My sole motivation for writing these Bible Lessons and sending them forth internationally is the expanding of Christ’s Kingdom, the encouragement of Christ’s Blood-bought people; and the winning of precious souls for Christ.
In other words, running this site and sending out Bible Lessons is merely my way of fulfilling what the Scriptures define as my ’…reasonable service…’ to Christ Jesus - and what a privilege it is to do so! (Romans 12:1-2)
Christ Jesus came to do the Father’s will, we must seek to do likewise - may the good Lord God grant us the power and the patience to do so. Amen.
Thought: ‘…Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven…’, dear Lord.