From Trent Ling:
“Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing these instructions so that, if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.” 1 Timothy 3:14-15.
Clearly, the living and active word of God (Hebrews 4:12) contemplates and accommodates all peoples from all nations for all time. God’s word sets standards for the conduct of God’s people, the disciples of Jesus. To that end, we disciples will call each other to conduct becoming a disciple of Jesus. As with everything we are and everything we do, we share it free of charge with the entire world. Thus, on this site, you will see occasional sharing from disciples who will call and challenge everyone with conduct befitting disciples of Jesus in God’s household.
It is our individual responsibility to get our lives clear of these calls, responsibilities, and standards with eagerness and earnestness. Acts 18:6 and 2 Corinthians 7:11. Accordingly, God will judge each of us according to his word. As we merely receive it, share it, and offer it, God takes it from there with each person. We are not charged with the responsibility of making you pay attention, or making you agree, or making you do this or that. We’ll leave the heavy-handedness to the heavy and unmistakable hand of God.
Certainly, the Scriptures anticipate and allow for humble circumstances (James 1:9) that may shorten, weaken, or otherwise interfere with the ambitions of the bible and the conduct expected of disciples. Of course, when “humble circumstances” prevail in the life of a disciple, it is expected that that disciple will acknowledge it, account for it, and demonstrate a righteous longing to be free of it to the extent that God also yearns for the same freedom for you.
Generally, disciples know that planning, order, diligence, and perseverance will deliver clearance from the Conduct challenges in this present age. The bible calls for all of these clearing ingredients as well. Isaiah 32:8; Colossians 2:5; 1 Timothy 4:15; and Hebrews 12:1.
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