Monday, May 20, 2019
“So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work” (Nehemiah 4:6 KJV).
It is a verse from Israel’s ancient records, but the underlying principle is most beneficial to us if we are willing to hear and believe it.
The Church the Body of Christ appears to be hopelessly ignorant, does it not? It is no secret that many professing believers find even the most basic life decisions quite difficult. Rudimentary principles of Christian living are so completely foreign to them. There is no sound Bible doctrine being taught and believed, so their minds are shallow, feeble, and easily manipulated.
If God’s Word has truly been studied and believed rightly divided, it will (!!!) work to renew the minds of the saints. “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe” (1 Thessalonians 2:13). “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2).
That renewed mind causes Christians to work in accordance with the doctrine contained in the verses. When we see believers in Christ sitting around, looking down at the floor, wasting time doing nothing, they are guilty of one thing—failing to have a renewed mind! The Bible is there. It is not God’s fault. They have not learned sound Bible doctrine, or they have been taught it but have not believed it. Whatever the case, someone has been grossly negligent—and it is not God!
Notice what the Apostle Paul said of the Thessalonian believers in chapter 1 of his first epistle to them: “ And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:  So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.” Paul preached God’s Word to them, and once they trusted it, they began to work….
Bible Q&A #610: “Is that a UFO in Ezekiel chapter 1?”