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The illustration of virtue in Greek drama. Part 14. All believers are to be motivated by the calling of God and the election of God.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Short-sighted – pres-act-part – muopazon – muwpavzwn = to be near-sighted, to see dimly, to shut the eyes willingly, to see only what is near, to be carnally or earthly-minded.

Muopazo = to be extremely limited in one’s understanding, to fail to understand the real meaning of life, being so limited in understanding as to not comprehend one’s real purpose in life.

Purification – genitive singular noun – katharismou – kaqarismou = two categories of cleansing.
a. Initial cleansing from sin – at the cross where all of our sins were judged. When we believed on TLJC, ACT 16:31, all of our past sins up to salvation were completely blotted out and forgiven, ISA 43:25, ISA 44:22.

b. Once we commit sins after salvation we name and cite them, 1JO 1:9, and are completely cleansed experientially and brought back into fellowship.

“More diligent” – adverb – mallon – mallon + aor-act-imp – spoudasate – spoudavsate = making every effort or being motivated even more.
Mallon = more than or much more.

2TI 2:15 “Study to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.”

Spoudazo = to be eager and motivated about something and therefore applying oneself to a task with diligence.

Spoudazo = to be serious about something, being busy at doing something, paying attention to something, being zealous and eager.

The most common meaning of spoudazo = “to do one’s best.”

The motivation comes from being “aware” of the PPOG, your personal sense of destiny or very own drama, the angelic conflict, the distribution of your fantastic blessings, etc.

“Make” – pres-mid-inf – poieisthai – poieisqai = to make, to produce, to work, to accomplish, to perform.

MAT 5:16 “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

EPH 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for the purpose of good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

1TI 2:10 but rather by means of good works, as befits women making a claim to spirituality.

1TI 5:10 having a reputation for good works; she has shown hospitality to strangers, she has washed the saints’ feet, she has assisted those in distress, {and} she has devoted herself to every good work.

1TI 6:18 Instruct them to give graciously, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,

EPH 4:12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service,

COL 1:10 so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

2TI 2:21 Therefore, if a man cleanses himself from these things [cosmic involvement], he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

MAT 16:27 “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds.”

TIT 1:16 They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient, and worthless for any good deed.

TIT 2:14 He gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

TIT 3:14 And let our people also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, that they may not be unfruitful.

“Make certain” – accusative singular feminine noun bebaian – bebaivan = to be firm, steadfast, sure, well-grounded, unwavering toward something.

It is the will of God that all believers are motivated by two doctrines, verse 10 – the calling of God, the election of God.

When these doctrines become a spiritual reality through the function of EPH 4:23, that you be renewed in the breathing of your soul, then you will have great motivation.

“Calling” – accusative singular direct object -noun – klesin = calling, invitation, or a legal summons.

Klesis – “calling” = the divine invitation to embrace not only salvation but the plan of God and your personal sense of destiny resulting in the execution of your distinctive individual drama.

1CO 1:26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble;

ROM 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Definite article toi – toi” + adjective kletois – klhtoi”= the “called” ones.

1. Rationalism
2. Empiricism
3. Faith. The merit of faith is in the object.

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