THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Have you noticed how the LITTLE things are what counts?
Thermostats are little things.
Thermostats have within them PREPLANNED statements.
They’re connected to electricity, and they CONTROL the environment around them.
Thermometers are little things.
They are filled with mercury, and only REFLECT the environment around them.
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
How can one become a thermostat instead of a thermometer?
First, know that Jesus is Lord of your life.
Surrender to Him, and He will make you to know there is “no condemnation to them which are IN Christ Jesus!”
Jesus will also help you to “walk NOT after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
The law of “the Spirit” is LIFE in Christ!
Second, receive from Jesus the PREPLANNING you need to control your environment.
STUDY the WORD!
John 14:26 says, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
There were two boys in high school.
For the sake of simplicity, let’s just call them Jim and Ed.
Jim was very bright, and made good grades.
But his friends were all boisterous, ungentlemanly and used foul language.
Jim never surrendered to Jesus, never went to church, or studied the Bible.
Ed was very bright, and made good grades.
His friends were all self-disciplined, gentlemanly, and didn’t use bad language.
Ed surrendered his life to Jesus, went to church, and studied his Bible.
What was the difference?
Ed was a THERMOSTAT!
Jim was a thermometer.