Today’s readings.. (1 Chronicles 22), (Ezekiel 32), (Ephesians 3,4)

The world today is full of ‘corrupting talk’.  The Apostle Paul uses this phrase in today’s Ephesians’ chapters.  This is the natural way of speaking in many cases among people who have no thought of God, especially those who are convinced they are the highest form of animal life and that they are just the result of evolution.

The ‘atmosphere’ created by godless ways of thinking – and therefore talking –  which we often experience as we go to school or work, constantly threatens to rub off on us.  This atmosphere can so easily influence the way we think – and as a result, what we talk about.  Although we are aware ‘we are in the world but not of it’ the words of Paul we read today are needed as a constant reminder.

He wrote, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up as fits the occasion, that may give grace to those who hear.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God (the means by which God and Christ know all our thoughts and words – read Psalm 139) … Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”  [Ephes. 4 v.29-32]

We wonder what other comments Paul would have added if TV had existed in his days, or the movies, or an endless range of fleshly fiction books?  Use your imagination as to what he could have written!  Do we sense as much as we should how exposing our senses to such things is affecting us.  It is all food for the mind – and might be compared somewhat with feeding on lots of junk food for our body.  But in many cases the medical profession can put our bodies back in reasonable order – but not so the mind, the thought processes and habits, steadily destroy our character – and – in the end there is no remedy.  .

Paul’s use of the phrase “tender-hearted jumped out at us.  How few are “tender hearted” these days. The influence of our daily reading and meditating on the word of God is a significant ingredient towards making this attitude of mind happen with us.

It is just as important to get our attitudes right as it is to get our beliefs right.  Take special notice of what Paul also writes, “But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ” [v.15]  How is your growing up progressing?

A small group of young Christadelphian brothers have taken the time to produce this valuable resource for the brotherhood and beyond, they are using the Bible reading planner developed by Brother Robert Roberts called The Bible Companion. The Bible Companion (or Bible Reading Planner) is a guide developed by the Christadelphians to aid reading the Bible. It was first produced by Robert Roberts when he was just 14 years of age, in about 1853, and revised by him over a number of years into its current format. Most Christadelphians use this plan each day and it was designed to help you read the old testament once and the new testament twice each year. These readings which we feature are recorded using the KJV or the NKJV of the Bible and we hope will be helpful to those who may struggle with time or who have poor eyesight.

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