John 13:16-17 ( posted 9-9-14 )

  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

 

 

Let's continue.

 

 

  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

 

Jesus also said;

The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. Luke 6:40

John said in accordance to this;

Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. “   1 John 3:7

 

Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. “   John 15:20

 

God told Ezekiel that the Jews would not listen to him because they did not listen to God either;

But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.

Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.

As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. “  Ezekiel 3:7-9

 

 

If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

 

It is one thing to know the Bible and another thing to live it.

 

James said;

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. “   James 1:22-25

 

If you remember in my earlier study in the book of Romans we learned that Paul said if justification actually did come from the Law, ( just like those who follow the Gospel of Christ ), justification would only be for those who were doers of the Law, not the hearers;

(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. “    Romans 2:13

Even Josiah acknowledged the importance of those who were actual doers of the work in the house of the Lord;

And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD: and let them give it to the doers of the work which is in the house of the LORD, to repair the breaches of the house, “   2 Kings 22:5

 

It is eternally important to pay attention to what Jesus said about actual doers of the will of the Lord on the day of judgment;

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7:21-23

 

John said;

Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. “   1 John 3:7

 

 

Notice in the verse of our study Jesus said we will be happy if we are doers of what Jesus said to do;

...happy are ye if ye do them.

 

 

James said we will be blessed if we continue being doers and not just hearers of the Word;

But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.    James 1:25

 

What is important above all is what Jesus said about our personal relationship with Him on a one on one level as a born again christian.

Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. “   John 15:14

And yes, Jesus clearly said;

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Not every born again christian has the same relationship with Jesus.

Only those who are doers are His friend.

A Bible teacher once said about born again christians who are not doers, in regard to their relationship with Jesus - “ I'd hate to spend eternity with someone I did not love.”

 

I will continue with verse 18 in the next study.

Wayne Brown

Today's Bible Verse Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Today's Bible Verse Psalm 121:1-2

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

This Week's Sermon :Salvation Part 8



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