08/13 – Going Beyond the Basic Principles

In today’s thoughts let me say: You will make a choice to follow one of two principles in life… either to follow (Godly) Kingdom principles or follow worldly principles.

Principles are the elementary Christian truths taught in the Bible. A Principle is defined as – a basic truth, a rule or standard of good behavior, moral or ethical standards, a basic source, or a way of life.

TODAY, I have chosen to follow after Godly principles and go beyond these principles and see people brought into His Kingdom.

God has promised to give His Kingdom to those on this earth who follow after (His) principles. Christian principles are to be maintained in our daily life.

  • Hebrews 5:12-14 You have been Christians a long time now, and you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things a beginner must learn about the Scriptures. You are like babies who drink only milk and cannot eat solid food. And a person who is living on milk isn’t very far along in the Christian life and doesn’t know much about doing what is right. Solid food is for those who are mature, who have trained themselves to recognize the difference between right and wrong and then do what is right.

It’s time we as Christians live a life of maturity, living a life of authority in Christ… a life that is beyond the basic principles of elementary truths.
  • Hebrews 6:1-3 So let us stop going over the basics of Christianity (Christ) again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start all over again with the importance of turning away from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. You don’t need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding.

Paul speaks about becoming a mature Christian. This Christian maturity that Paul speaks of is that of perfection. Attaining the end or purpose or full measure; complete or fully developed spiritually.

  • James 1:4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.
  • 1 John 4:18 Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of judgment, and this shows that his love has not been perfected in us.

As always, love in Christ Jesus,
Paul Lundmark

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