Just Because #23

Part of a sporadic, usually-on-Thursdays series of just God’s Word and pictures, passages I’ve been soaking in.just because. You can see the other posts here.
“As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you
and you do not need anyone to teach you.
BUT as his anointing teaches you about all things AND 
as the anointing is real, not counterfeit–
just as it has taught you, remain in Him.”**   I John 2:27
**so you must abide–live, never to depart, 
rooted in Him, knit to Him. (Amplified)
“The teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit (what is commonly called illumination
does not involve revelation of new truth or the explanation of 
difficult passages of Scripture to our satisfaction.
Rather, it is the development of the capacity to appreciate and appropriate God’s truth already revealed–making the Bible meaningful in thought and daily living.
‘all things’–All things necessary to know for salvation and Christian living.” 
from the NIV Study Bible
all caps, bold, italics and underline are mine

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4 thoughts on “Just Because #23

  1. Jody Lee Collins

    Smile….actually not a bulb; an extreeeeeeme close up of a hazelnut that started sprouting. This was taken on a church work party day. I found it when I was raking leaves 🙂

  2. Jody Lee Collins

    I like the 'knit to Him' interpretation, Nancy. I don't think I noticed it the first time….'cozy' indeed!

  3. Kimberlee Conway Ireton

    “to appreciate and appropriate God's truth already revealed” — yes, yes, yes. (And is that bulb growing out of the sidewalk???)

  4. www.nancyaruegg.com

    “Knit to Him” — I like that imagery — Cozied up to God (Father, Son, AND Holy Spirit), sensing His comforting presence, moving with Him where He wants me to go, appreciating and appropriating His truth, etc. Lots to ponder and affirm here in just a few lines! Thank you, Jody.


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