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- Victim of Philosophy or Complete in Christ?
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to the elementary spirits of the world, according to human tradition, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority (2 Colossians 2:8-10 esv). "Where God puts a period, the devil puts a question mark, casting doubt." - Steve Lawson "Whoever is not satisfied with Christ alone, strives after something beyond absolute perfection." - John Calvin. See to It See to it means to make sure, to beware. In Colossians 2:8, Paul tells us to beware of philosophy. Beware of anyone coming in the name of the Lord spreading human wisdom or any human theory about the world, about God, about salvation in Christ. God's Word is sufficient. Scripture is the wisdom that leads to eternal life by pointing us all to Jesus Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3). Stick with the Bible, Christian. May you take God at His Word in reverence and in humility, trusting in its clarity, authority, and sufficiency for your life. All Scripture is breathed out by God and beneficial for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man or woman of God may be fully capable, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). In the words of Herbert Carson, “This does not mean that he should come with a blind, unreasoning faith. But it does mean that instead of bringing philosophical presuppositions which will color his study of Scripture and so prejudice his interpretation, a man comes as one conscience of the finiteness of his intellect and aware that his mind also is affected by his sinful nature. Thus, he is willing to be taught by the Holy Spirit and acknowledges that it is the Word of God rather than his own reason which is the final arbiter of truth.” In Christ Alone I am a sinner saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, according to Scripture alone, for the glory of God alone. Jesus lived a sinless life and took the full penalty for my sins on the cross, and His perfect righteousness was imputed to me. By grace through faith in Christ alone, I have peace with God and eternal life. Not only that, His divine power has granted to me everything that pertains to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). In other words, everything I need can be found in Christ alone. He is sufficient. I don’t need to look any further than Jesus, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3). In Christ, I am complete. Unfortunately, an alarming number of professing Christians don’t understand this glorious truth or believe that we’ve been given everything we need in Christ, and in Christ alone. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths (2 Timothy 4:3-4). Even after hearing about the truth in Jesus, many will still be unsatisfied and wander off into worldly deception. They'll search in vain for life's answers through human wisdom, secular teachings, and vain philosophical debates, trusting in their own finite minds above the Word of God. Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him (Proverbs 26:12). Many will still seek after human wisdom and speculation to interpret Scripture and understand the ultimate truths of the universe. Many will even turn to philosophy to share the gospel, not understanding that it's the power of God through His Word that convicts people of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). It's the power of God's Word carried by His Spirit that brings people to saving faith. (See 1 Corinthians 2 and Romans 10:13-17). So faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the Word of God (Romans 10:17). The gospel is not some marketing exercise we construct by our own cleverness. Many people attempt to mix philosophy with divine truth, which only tries to add something to what is already perfect. "Whoever is not satisfied with Christ alone, strives after something beyond absolute perfection." - John Calvin. We don't ever need to mix human speculation into the pages of Scripture in order that we might interpret it in a higher way or discover a "greater truth." That's impossible. What God has already made abundantly clear, namely, the way of salvation in Christ, we must never dare to speculate through the broken lens of philosophy. That's proud, unbelieving, and foolish. Victim of Philosophy or Complete in Christ One is either a victim of philosophy or is complete in Christ. In human wisdom, we are enslaved, but in Christ, we are set free. We choose either between man’s wisdom or God’s wisdom. And we are only able to choose God's wisdom when He gifts us with our faith to believe in Jesus Christ and are given the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth. Unfortunately, many who have tasted the truth still choose to wander away from it and are taken captive by philosophy instead. Philosophy is the same as vain deceit. It’s high-sounding verbiage and nonsense that sounds good on the surface but underneath it's a black pit. Philosophy may sound divine, but in reality, it's an illusion of knowledge; a dry well. It's a trap. There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death (Proverbs 14:12) Philosophy tries to lure us in and seduce our minds because it caters to our own pride. In reality, the truth is in the revelation of God, spoken clearly and finally in His Son, Jesus Christ. What the Cults Offer Philosophy is what the cults offer. Cults say that we can’t really know the truth until we know what they know. People like this try to make us think they have some superior knowledge than what's already written in the pages of Scripture. Philosophy is according to the rudiments of the world, which means it's like singing the ABCs, especially compared to the power of God's Word. It's elementary and caters to small children, not grown adults."Far from being advanced or having profound knowledge, the false teachers' beliefs were simplistic and immature like the rest of the speculations, ideologies, philosophies, and psychologies the fallen satanic and human system invents" - John MacArthur. The Word of God is like a Lion Furthermore, these people can't stand those who speak the truth of God's Word with authority. "The Word of God is like a lion. You don't have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself." Charles Spurgeon. That's because any system of error will disintegrate in the face of the Truth, and God's truth is the ultimate threat to their broken system of lies. They can't stand the clarity, authority, and sufficiency of Scripture because they like to believe they have a system of knowledge that's higher and truer than Christians; a higher revelation, a higher understanding of God's truth. There is no greater revelation than what is found in Jesus Christ alone, the highest, truest, purest form of wisdom that exists. Christ is the ultimate wisdom that supplies righteousness, sanctification, and redemption for the souls who put their trust in Him alone (1 Corinthians 1:30). Beware Beware of all the deception that is out there in the world. If we as Christians think we can't be deceived, it's likely the deception has already begun. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8). Christian, beware of the subtle allurement of feeling the need to add something else or something more to Christ, our Supreme Treasure who holds all the answers to the universe from eternity past. Satan often tries to tempt believers to shift from “Christ alone” to “Christ plus something else” Drifting away from the sufficiency of Christ and His Word can sometimes be very subtle, and it’s nothing new to our current day and age. Subtly is how the devil slithers. All the way back in the first century, the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Colossae to warn them about the alluring attraction of worldly philosophies and human rationale. In the KJV translation, Paul wrote, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8). Sadly, these people have let go of the ultimate treasure of truth to return to the bondage of human wisdom. Not only that, they try to lure those who are vulnerable, young, or weak in the faith into their own self-deception. They are wolves in sheep's clothing who play on people's compassion and try to gain their sympathy by pretending to be a sad victim of some sort. They try to test you and groom you with mind games, and they come to steal your time, kill your energy, and seek to destroy your blessings from God. The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). Beware, Christian. False Prophets Who Come to You As Sheep.. As Jesus says "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves (Matthew 7:15), Paul says to beware of anyone trying to spoil you through vain deceit (Colossians 2:8). That's because many will come in the name of the Lord and attempt to subtly drag us away from our treasury of truth in Christ. They're slick, and sometimes they'll mix only a little error in with a lot of truth, only a little philosophy into Scripture. That's like mixing a drop of cyanide into a big glass of water. 99 percent is pure. 1 percent is deadly, and that's all it takes to kill us - if we choose to ingest it. We can't let anyone take us captive by philosophy, lead us astray through vain deceit, or plunder the treasure we've been given in Christ. Beware, Christian. Be discerning, Christian. A false prophet will reveal his true colors by two ways: by what he teaches and by how he lives. Search the Scriptures like the noble Bereans, and be a careful fruit inspector over a period of time. Be patient, Christian. See if what he says matches up with Scripture, and carefully inspect the way he lives his life, talks to you, and behaves around you and others. Jesus said, "You will recognize them by their fruits" (Matthew 7:16). They will not get very far because their foolishness will soon be clear to everyone (2 Timothy 3:9). Guarding Against Philosophy How did Paul help guard the Colossians against the subtle allurement of human wisdom and philosophy? He simply pointed them to the exceptional glory and surpassing worth of knowing Jesus Christ as their supreme treasure. That’s because hidden in Jesus Christ are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3), and He is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). Those who trust in Christ don’t need human wisdom. Philosophy is worthless to us who truly believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior. As Scripture makes clear, Christ is sufficient, and philosophy is vain deceit. Using human wisdom and philosophy to navigate life, solve human problems, interpret the truths of Scripture, or share the gospel with the unsaved, is done so in vanity. Philosophy is a waste of time when we've already been given the divine wisdom of God's Word and the Holy Spirit to interpret it responsibly and accurately. Whenever philosophy may happen to line up with Scripture, we don’t need it. Whenever philosophy contradicts Scripture, which is a lot, we don’t want it. In other words, it's worthless. How Can We Understand God's Hidden Wisdom? Divine wisdom cannot be understood by human reasoning or rationale but only by the Holy Spirit. That's why it's also called hidden wisdom. But as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him - these things God has revealed to us by his Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9-10). This verse, often incorrectly interpreted to refer to the wonders of heaven, actually refers to the wisdom that God has hidden from the world but has prepared for believers. In other words, God’s truth is not discoverable by eye or ear (objective or empirical evidence), nor is it discovered by the heart, mind, or mere human intellect or logic (subjective or rational conclusions). But God has revealed His wisdom to His children by His Spirit. God’s hidden wisdom is only discoverable and understood by those who put their trust in Christ alone for salvation. God’s wisdom is foolishness or insufficient to unbelievers, and many times, offensive to the proud and hard-hearted. His wisdom cannot be fully understood, trusted, and loved apart from the indwelling Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14). The Spirit is the One who searches the deep things of God, and believers have not only been given His Spirit but the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). Science is empiricism, and philosophy is rationalism. According to 1 Corinthians 2:9, neither science nor philosophy will ever discover ultimate truths. Only God's Spirit will help us to come to know and love Jesus Christ, who is the highest, purest, truest form of wisdom that exists, and nothing outside of Him is ever needed to enhance Him. He is perfect. He is complete. And He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). And in Him, we are made perfect and complete, fully equipped for every good work (Colossians 1:28, 2 Timothy 3:17) The Lord has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, and only in Christ are we able to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments (Colossians 2:3). There is no higher knowledge than Jesus Christ. There is no outside knowledge that could ever add to Jesus Christ. Jesus plus nothing = everything. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. (See all of 1 Corinthians 2 & 3). Jesus is all I need to know. Jesus is all I need. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world (1 John 4:1) 5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error (1John 4:5-6). having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, 7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth (2 Timothy 3:5-7) “Beware, lest you being led away with the error of the wicked fall from your own steadfastness.” 2 Peter 3:17 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:16-17
- Faith is a Gift
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may 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). "Legalism is an attempt to make ourselves more acceptable to God by the deeds we do...The Spirit enables us to do the duty to which the Bible calls us. It is not an attempt to make ourselves acceptable to God, but it is to live in the empowerment of God in a way that pleases Him...Hearing the Word without doing it, professing it without practicing it, singing 'Jesus is King' and pleasing myself is an indication of the fact that I have never truly trusted in Christ. And therefore, we must examine ourselves and run afresh to Christ." - Alistair Begg from False Teachers Among You Series (Part 3 of 3) We Cannot Earn Salvation Nothing we do can earn God’s favor. We cannot earn salvation by our own self-perceived “goodness,” our good works, or a lifestyle change, for we are saved by grace through faith alone. Even our repentance and faith do not originate from ourselves. They do not come by personal merit, human achievement, or our own strength so that we may not boast, except in the Lord. so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:31). Rather, genuine repentance and true saving faith are gifts by God’s grace, and all the glory belongs to Jesus for our salvation."You contribute nothing to your salvation except the sin that made it necessary." - Jonathan Edwards Repentance and faith are two sides of the same coin. When we repent (turn from our sins) and turn to Jesus, good fruit and holy living become a natural by-product of saving faith in Christ. This is evidence that we are children of God and born again into His living hope. We are not saved by good works, but we are saved to good works. We are saved by faith alone but it is not a faith that is alone. “We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.” – Martin Luther. What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?...So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead (James 2:14,17). His Grace True faith in Jesus naturally stirs up good works in believers by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith (Ephesians 3:16-17). Good works do not come from our own striving or willpower. Rather, believers are empowered to walk in a manner that’s pleasing to God, all because of His grace. It's His grace that saves us, and it's His grace that also helps us walk in His ways. It's His grace that gives us the ability to carry out good works in His name, for the purpose of His will and all for His glory. Just as He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will, to the praise of His glorious grace (Ephesians 1:5-6), He also predestined the good works in which He would have His children walk in, by grace through faith. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10). That being said, the faith that saves is a faith that manifests itself through our actions, the fruit we produce, the way we live. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works (James 2:18). True Faith Obeys Obedience to God’s Word is a natural byproduct that results from having real faith in Christ. When we trust in Jesus and His goodness for our lives, we naturally desire to obey Him. This is not because we can earn His favor by our good works but because we believe in Him as our Savior and desire to submit to Him as Lord of the universe. It's because we know and trust that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). It's because God's grace has inclined our hearts toward Him, put His Spirit in us, and given us a new nature through our second birth. This new nature includes a growing love towards righteousness and all the things that God loves and a growing hatred toward sin and all the things that God hates. A growing love and obedience to God's Word is simply the outward evidence of inward faith in Christ. True saving faith is not some mere intellectual agreement of the historical facts of the gospel or just a mental assent that Jesus died for our sins and rose again. Even demons believe that and shudder (James 2:19). That's only a cheap grace Christianity called "Easy-Believism," which is just another one of Satan's layers of deception that runs rampant among many evangelical circles today. It perverts the grace of God and turns it into a license to sin. For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord (Jude 1:4). Rather, true saving faith is when we trust in God's character and integrity; who Jesus is and what He accomplished for us on the cross when He said, It is finished (John 19:30). We trust that Jesus was fully man and fully God and the perfect substitution for our sins. Jesus paid the fine in full so that we may be saved from God's eternal wrath and be granted eternal life, by grace through faith. Out of His love, Jesus did what we could never do for ourselves. He lived a perfectly obedient life to the point of death on a cross (Philippians 2:8). For our sake, the One who knew no sin became sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus took the fullness of God's wrath on Himself on the cross, died and rose again, so that we may be saved from our sins, transformed into new creatures, and granted eternal life, by grace through faith in Him. This magnificent truth will naturally cultivate a deep gratitude and joy in our hearts and bring forth a real desire to walk in His ways. Certainly, our obedience is far from perfect for as depraved as we are, but He reminds us that His grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9). It's His grace that gives us the real desire and ability to obey Him because He has sealed us with the Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance in heaven (Ephesians 1:14). God has put His Spirit in us so that we may obey Him, not so that we may live to please ourselves still. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules (Ezekiel 36:27). Jesus is in Control When Jesus is in control of our lives, the results are a habit of pure living, not a habit of sinful living. Although believers will still struggle with sin in this life as we battle against it on a daily basis, God’s grace keeps us from ever falling away indefinitely or from living in unbroken patterns of ongoing sin, as we lived before our conversion. God's grace simply won't allow us to freely swim in sin, as we once did before we came to saving faith in Jesus. Once we are saved, we are always saved and forever secured by God’s grace. He will never allow us to go back to the broad and easy road again. We are completely secured on the narrow path, by His grace. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand (John 10:28). And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6). The grace of God is not given to believers so that we may go on sinning and living however we please as if we don't believe in Him. But rather, it's so that we may have the power by His Spirit to choose that which is good, right, and true and bring Him glory. Whenever God's children stumble off His path, He will discipline us in love, and the Holy Spirit will gently convict us and guide us back onto His path, for His Name's sake. God’s grace is given to believers so that we may glorify Him and carry out good works in His name, which He prepared before the foundation of the world for us to walk in them (Ephesians 2:10). I am Not Religious. I am Saved by Grace. I am not religious. Doing good works and practicing rituals can't save me. Rather, I am saved by grace. My faith in Jesus is a gift. Jesus set me free from my sins, transformed my life, and gave me the tremendous gift of eternal life by His grace. He saved me from what I deserve, eternal hell, and He gifted me with what I never deserved, eternal life. How could I not want to submit to the God of the universe who did that for me? May I live for the One who died for me (by His grace) and praise Him for all that He is, the King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16). I am eternally grateful for my Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. All glory belongs to Him forever and ever. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2). ❤️ With love, Jenna
- Meekness is Not Weakness
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5). The Path to Blessedness Meekness does not mean weakness, but rather supreme self-control born out of strength and humility, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Striving for power, prestige, and control, or demanding respect and honor is not the path to blessedness or joy. Rather, pride (the root of all sin) is the path to frustration, sorrow, ingratitude, broken relationships, and ultimately eternal destruction and separation from God. Meekness, gentleness, and living in humility are the path to being truly blessed and experiencing a real sense of joy and peace, headed for eternal life, by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. He is the Way the Truth and the Life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). What Does it Mean to be Blessed? In Scripture, 'blessed' means happy, a type of contentment, an inner peace, a state of restfulness that is not created from or affected by circumstances or emotions, which are unpredictable and ever-changing. It is a state of well-being and inner joy, rooted and grounded in the truth of Jesus Christ, who never changes. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8). Jesus contrasts the world’s definition of happiness with true blessedness, which is spiritual prosperity, having the gift of eternal life. This only comes from having a right relationship with God through faith in Christ (Romans 5:1). What Does it Mean to be Meek? The term meekness is the opposite of being out of control. Meekness does not mean weakness, but rather supreme self-control in a believer that is empowered by the Holy Spirit. The Greek word translated “meek” is praeis and means mildness, humility, and gentleness of spirit. Gentleness is how we ought to treat others, and meekness is how we ought to respond to how others offend or mistreat us. Gentleness and meekness are fruits of the Holy Spirit. Someone who knows Jesus as his/her personal Savior and submits to Him as Lord will be growing in these fruits over his lifetime, becoming more Christ-like by the inner working of the Holy Spirit (slowly but surely). work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you both to will and to work for his good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). Side Note: This verse speaks of two truths that run parallel together – man’s moral responsibility and God’s divine sovereignty. The harmonization of these two truths cannot be explained by human logic or reasoning on this side of eternity. Both are true. Born of humility, meekness overlooks small offenses, knowing that he/she has offended God way more than anyone could ever begin to offend him/her. Meekness is expressing humility toward God and others. It's having the power to do or say something but holding back in self-control for the love and benefit of another, which exemplifies the attitude of Jesus. Meekness is an outward expression of faith in Christ and a byproduct of sacrificial love, the ultimate love we are called to show as Christians. Jesus had the power and the right to do whatever He wanted as God, but for our sake and through His perfect sacrificial love, He was obedient to His Father’s will to the point of death on a cross (Philippians 2:6-8), so that through His sinless life, death, and resurrection, we may be forgiven of our sins and granted eternal life, by grace through faith in Him. Jesus going to the cross for us is the ultimate act of meekness the world has ever known. As the almighty Creator of heaven and earth, Jesus was also the meekest person who ever lived. Whoever Humbles Himself Will be Exalted Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted (Matthew 23:12). 'The meek shall inherit the earth' simply means that those who forgo the pride, power, and prestige of this life will be rewarded the kingdom of heaven, by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. The meek will be exalted and inherit the earth, while the proud will be humbled and perish. Believers will become heirs of the new heavens and the new earth one day (which is not too far away for any of us). Therefore, invest wisely in your eternity by living for the glory of God and putting all your trust in Christ, Lord to all, regardless of personal preferences, and Savior to all who trust in Him. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:8-11 esv). What a day that will be when everyone bows the knee and confesses Jesus as Lord, whether to our supreme joy or to our supreme despair. Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:12-15 “The man who is meek is not even sensitive about himself. He is not always watching himself and his own interest. He is not always on the defensive..The man who is truly meek never pities himself, he is never sorry for himself. He never talks to himself and says, ‘You are having a hard time, how unkind these people are not to understand you.’” – Martyn Lloyd-Jones “Both gentleness and meekness are born of power, not weakness.. It takes strength, God’s strength, to be truly gentle.” – Jerry Bridges
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Butterfly Shop Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Shop the Collection My collection of drawings are now available for purchase as original prints. Shop from a variety of butterflies and little critters, and select from grayscale or hand-coloured drawings. Monarch Transformation, Stage 1 Caterpillar Price $60.00 Add to Cart Monarch Transformation, Stage 2 Price $60.00 Add to Cart Monarch Transformation, Stage 3 Chrysalis Price $60.00 Add to Cart Monarch Transformation, Stage 4 Chrysalis Price $60.00 Add to Cart Monarch Transformation, Stage 5 Chrysalis Price $60.00 Add to Cart Monarch Transformation, Stage 6 Monarch Butterfly Price $60.00 Add to Cart Monarch Transformation, Stage 7 Monarch Butterfly Price $60.00 Add to Cart Monarch Transformation, Stage 8 Monarch Butterfly Price $60.00 Add to Cart Malachite Butterfly Drawing "2 Timothy 2:15" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Glasswing Butterfly Drawing "Saved By Grace" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Paper Kite Butterfly Drawing "Romans 1:16" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Grasshopper Bee Fly Drawing "Romans 10:13" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Picasso Bug Drawing "Acts 17:30" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Blue Morpho Butterfly Drawing "1 Corinthians 2:9" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Morning-Glory Plume Moth Drawing "Matthew 5:10-11" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Glasswing Butterfly Drawing "John 3:36" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Magnolia Green Spider Drawing "2 Timothy 3:14-17" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Mystery Butterfly Drawing "1 John 2:27" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Maltese Swallowtail Butterfly Drawing "Proverbs 29:23" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Macrocheraia Plant Bug Drawing "Matthew 5:9" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Mystery Butterfly Drawing "1 Corinthians 1:30" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Mystery Butterfly Drawing "Matthew 5:6" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Annual Cicada Drawing "John 3:16" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Red Passion Flower Butterfly Drawing "John 1:17" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Glasswing Butterfly Drawing "John 3:3" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Christmas Swallowtail Butterfly Drawing "Matthew 5:3" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Japanese Emperor Caterpillar Drawing "1 Corinthians 13:6" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Flower Fly Drawing "Luke 13:3" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Mantidfly Bug Drawing "Ecclesiastes 1:2" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Mystery Butterfly Drawing "John 8:31-32" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Malachite Butterfly Drawing "I AM" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Red Passion Flower Butterfly Drawing "John 1:17" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Glasswing Butterfly Drawing "Matthew 5:8" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Glasswing Butterfly Drawing "Romans 12:2" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Glasswing Butterfly Drawing "John 3:36" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Paper Kite Butterfly Drawing "Ephesians 2:8-10" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Christmas Swallowtail Butterfly Drawing "Matthew 5:3" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Mystery Butterfly Drawing "Matthew 5:6" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Mystery Butterfly Drawing "1 Corinthians 1:30" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Blue Morpho Butterfly Drawing "1 Corinthians 2:9" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Maltese Swallowtail Butterfly Drawing "Proverbs 29:23" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Garden White Butterfly Drawing "Ephesians 4:32" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Amber Phantom Butterfly Drawing "2 Corinthians 5:17" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Luna Moth Drawing "2 Corinthians 13:5" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Picasso Bug Drawing "Acts 17:30" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Macrocheraia Plant Bug Drawing "Matthew 5:9" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Grasshopper Bee Fly Drawing "Matthew 5:5" Price $60.00 Add to Cart Japanese Emperor Caterpillar Drawing "Matthew 5:7" Price $60.00 Add to Cart 0 Thanks for shopping! Check back in to the Butterfly Shop for new arrivals every month. To view more of my art and photography, visit my custom drawings page , or check out my blog.
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All Glory to Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Blog Butterfly Shop Services At JennaLovesTheTruth.com, I have one great purpose - to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. God gave me the gift to be an artist and the passion and love to write. I want to share His Word, be a light for others, and glorify Him through the talents He's given me and the desires He's placed in my heart. My life's ultimate purpose is to glorify God and be a blessing to others, by sharing the gospel and pointing everyone to the unparalleled glory and surpassing worth of Jesus Christ, our supreme treasure and the only way to eternal life. By God's grace, I built and designed JennaLovesTheTruth.com as a place to boldly speak the Truth in love, encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ, and point everyone to the Word of God. Scripture is the wisdom that leads to salvation. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, Scripture all points to salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. enna Loves the Truth My Latest Prayers & Devotions Jenna Jan 23 10 min Victim of Philosophy or Complete in Christ? See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to the elementary spirits of the world, according to... 21 Jenna Jan 11 7 min Faith is a Gift For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no... 17 Jenna Jan 4 4 min Meekness is Not Weakness Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5). The Path to Blessedness Meekness does not mean weakness, but rather... 21 Jenna Jan 2 5 min A New Prayer for a New Year If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your... 14 Jenna Dec 24, 2022 4 min Merry Christmas! Our Savior is Born! Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee... 29 Jenna Dec 23, 2022 4 min Immanuel, 'God With Us' Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14). Immanuel, 'God With Us' The book of... 23 Jenna Dec 19, 2022 5 min The Gospel of Jesus Christ For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 Dear... 19 Jenna Oct 23, 2022 7 min The Rich Man & Lazarus He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’” Luke... 45 Jenna Sep 30, 2022 10 min Believe the Scriptures “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in... 64 Jenna Sep 20, 2022 4 min An Open Invitation Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble... 33 Jenna Sep 2, 2022 4 min The Joy of the Lord for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 Dear Lord Jesus, You... 15 Jenna Aug 29, 2022 5 min Mini Bedtime Prayers I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his... 31 More Truth Connect on Social