November 19, 2015 Meditation & Consecration – But For The Joy Set Before Him

Edifying the reader with solid foundational scriptural understanding aimed at rooting and grounding believers in faith in Christ for personal sanctification, through thoughtful and prayerful meditation on concurrent passages which focus on essential scriptural truths.
Very little occasional to no commentary will be included in the Daily Meditation and Consecration as it is intended for the reader to focus his/her being on Christ, looking to the Spirit of God to quicken the understanding. This is a time to consecrate one’s self in a dedicated act of worship to the Lord, as you read and meditate on the Words of Holy Scripture, and draw life from the Spirit of God in personal fellowship with Him.

Get alone, take communion, light a candle if you want, and set aside this time just for you and the Lord.


But For The Joy Set Before Him

Perfect Hope – Strength To Endure Times of Trial

 

1 Peter 1:3-13 [Webster]
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again to a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

6In which ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season (if need be) ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though tried with fire, might be found to praise, and honor, and glory, at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

8Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable, and full of glory: 9Receiving the end [uttermost] of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

10Concerning which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you: 11Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they ministered the things which are now reported to you by them that have preached the gospel to you, with the Holy Spirit sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

13Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end [perfectly/completely]* for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

 

Hebrews 12:1-4 [AKJV]
1Why [wherefore] seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

3For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds. 4You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin.

In this Meditation, is hoped that the reader will contemplate the hope set before us in Christ. For this hope is our strength in times of trouble. Jesus, our example, endured the cross for the joy, [the hope] that was set before Him. We too, having been established in the gospel hope of eternal life and resurrection at the coming of Christ, may endure through the toughest of times without fainting nor turning back.

1 Corinthians 15:51-58 [AKJV])
51Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

54So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory? 56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

57But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

 

*From 1 Peter 1:13
13Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end [perfectly/completely] for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

to the end = G5049 τελείως teleios (tel-ei’-oce) adv.
1. completely
2. (of hope) without wavering
[adverb from G5046]
KJV: to the end
Root(s): G5046

G5046 τέλειος teleios (tel’-ei-os) adj.
1. complete
{(neuter as noun, with G3588) completeness; in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.}
[from G5056]
KJV: of full age, man, perfect

G5056 τέλος telos (tel’-os) n.
1. (properly) the point aimed at as a limit
2. (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (a  termination)
3. (literally, figuratively or indefinitely) a result
4. (immediate, ultimate or prophetic) a purpose
5. (specially) an tax or levy (as paid)
[from a primary tello “to set out for a definite point or goal”]
KJV: + continual, custom, end(-ing), finally, uttermost


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