Glenn’s out for the next couple of weeks resting his vocal cords, but he’s staying busy. He’s set a personal mission to get in shape both physically and spiritually, and wants to re-read the New Testament at least once before he gets back on air. On Facebook, he shared the readings he is focused on this week and some of the lessons he has learned.
I just finished my scripture reading.
I finished Acts and am at Romans four.
Act 26-27-28 are a model for all of us. We can learn so much from Paul.
When I come back I really would like to teach these three chapters. Notice the humility and courage. He obeys and does not rub anyone's nose in their unbelief.
By being a man of good cheer and integrity they ask him for help and later to teach them.
Notice in Romans one it is almost the exact thing we are now dealing with.
Much of it deals with him outlining their history and where they went wrong. (This is also one chapter in the New Testament that deals with homosexuality for those who say the NT never mentions it, check Romans 1 :24-:28. Specifically 1:27)
But look then at chapter Two. It begins in verse one and runs the full chapter. Instead of going on and on about others here he speaks about those who judge another.
Then in chapter three he reminds them that God will justify, not you.
One chapter on others followed by two full chapters dedicated to reminding us not to judge, live our faith and that in the end God will judge us as he does all others according to His law.
I keep seeing a strong pattern with Paul. He is my favorite. He loves everyone, even those who despise him. He is not going to get into a 'bible bash session', even with the other apostles. He says what he has to say with courage, conviction and love. Then he moves on. If people don't accept the truth, he shakes the dust off his feet and moves on.
He uses history to let the people see the pattern of their ways. He promises them that the pattern will repeat and it will end the way it always does, he tells them that it doesn't have to be that way, he promises them different results and tells them he loves them, because he actually does, and then he leaves.
This is a pattern that we must learn.
Love to hear what you get out of these few chapters.