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I Peter 4:7-11

I've been reading in Peter lately. There is little comparison to reading a scripture passage in its entirety. The context is easier understood that way.
These verses are however lifted out of the passage as I read them this morning.


But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

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This is a faithful saying

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach.

Godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

1Cor 9:26,27
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
These to seem to be foundational reasons to live Christlike and holy lives.

What if...

Having just read a thought provoking article from No Greater Joy I am struck with the thought "what if".
What if we spent more time teaching our children about the Bible and the God of the bible. What would they learn and more importantly what could we learn. There is nothing like trying to teach someone, to make you really learn what you thought you already knew. How much richer would be our relationship with our Father, and moreover how much richer and sweeter would be our relationship with our children. The scriptures are full of the failures of the saints, and at the same time they give such insight into the love and grace of a loving God, that in spite of this constant shortcoming on the part of mankind, our Heavenly Father is so long suffering and patient with us. He is the rule that Corinthians 13 is modeled after. Luke comes to mind in the 11th chapter
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall  your
heavenly Father…