"For whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then shall they call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear of him, if there be no one to preach? And how shall there be preachers, if they are not sent? (Romans 10:13-15) God is concerned that His people may understand and know Him.
"Let us know, let us seek to know the Lord; His coming is as sure as the dawn. (Hosea 6:3) Serve the LORD with all your heart. We desire the LORD to continue to walk with us. "I am the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:6) He is the way that brings me to the right place. "Simon told how God first looked upon the nations to choose from among them a people to bear his name. (Acts 15:14) As long as God sets his eyes on us, then we are on the way. "...because they did not receive the love of the truth to be saved. Therefore God sends them a power of error, that they may believe a lie" (2 Thessalonians 2:10-11) "Hear, O Israel! The LORD our God is the only LORD. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) He must be your God. "And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me." (Psalm 50:15)
1 Thessalonians 1:2-7
If He is your God, He must have an important place in your life. When Jesus said in front of the temple, "Truly I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down." (Matthew 24:2), the disciples trusted God so much that they paid attention, they wanted to know more.
Paul speaks confidently here, "We know. If I were in that church, I would jump for joy when I heard that. He was certain that these were God's chosen ones and he shows the signs that testify that they received the election. They were not worried about tribulation, about trials, because the Word was their consolation. They did not receive the Word with murmurs or complaints but with joy. May this joy never leave you. What rejoices the soul of a son of God is not the money of this world but the Word of God.
Jesus was a battle for the Jews. Jesus was not a problem for anyone, but his presence disturbed them. Jesus was firm and sure of what he said. There is a connection between Jesus and his sheep. Even in tribulation, the sheep cling to the Word. Depth calls for depth.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
When you hear what comes out of my mouth, it is not from me, but God is speaking to you. The spiritual man has carnal ears but also spiritual ears. He knows the difference between man and God. The sheep do not hear the voice of the messengers but the voice of God. When one is born of God, one has the ear to make the difference. Why does a child of God punctuate with an Amen? Because when he hears the Word of God, his interior punctuates with an Amen. You sigh after the Baptism of the Holy Spirit because the emptiness inside you is the place of the Lord. When a man is under the anointing of God, and you speak against him, then you blaspheme! At that time, it is not against the man but against the Holy Spirit in action. You are not rebelling against man but against the Holy Spirit. That's why some have died spiritually because they crossed the line. When you receive Christ then comes respect and fear of God. A chosen one cannot blaspheme. The attitude of a chosen one is always different, he never looks for trouble but trouble always comes. The Lord always delivers him from them.
"Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of faith" (Hebrews 12:2) He is the One who stirs up faith and brings it to perfection. "For by grace are ye saved through faith. And that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. It is not by works, lest anyone should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2:8-10)
A sheep always needs its shepherd. The nature of the sheep is its meekness. A sheep does not claim anything. You take the wool from her, she says nothing. But you, you always claim, you always look for what is wrong. But look for what is right! You can't solve problems. Why do you want to live on this earth for a long time? We have no roots here, we have a home. What fiancée would not like to live with her fiancé? Man has abandoned the source of life and peace. Let us trust in God. We must not be a fearful people. Let us take the Scriptures. All the promises in the Bible are yours. The Word of God strengthens you. When God has you, where is the devil going to get you? If we are in His hand and no one can take you from God's hand, why be afraid? How many hands are there? But Jesus and the Father are one.
The Jews sought to stone Jesus because Jesus said He was God. You must know the Word of God to fight the enemy. Read what concerns you. "Do not let this book of the law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, that you may do according to all that is written in it; for then you will succeed in your endeavours, then you will prosper." (Joshua 1:8) The Word of God is about everyone, from the smallest to the largest. "I and my house will serve the Lord." (Joshua 24: 15)