Posted on June 10, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, June

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | June 10, 2019 – EXAMINING THE BEREAN CHRISTIANS – Acts 17:10-12. 

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | June 10, 2019. Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional  And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. – Acts 17:10-12. 

These Berean Christians were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind – Acts 17:10-12.

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Acts 17:10-12 These Berean Christians were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind – Acts 17:10-12.
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Acts 17:10-12 These Berean Christians were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind – Acts 17:10-12.
Beloved, if there is any attitude, God your loving Father expects from His people of all ages and you, it is readiness at all times, to gladly receive His words, as contained in the Bible.

Job 22:22. Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

Proverbs 2:1-5. My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 8:10: Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

Ezekiel 3:8-10. Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.

Beloved, the Bible showed some people that gladly received God’s words and how it profited them.  See some of them and follow their good examples.
1.Abraham

Genesis 15:5-6. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Romans 4:3-5.  For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.  Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Romans 4:20-25. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

Galatians 3:6: Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

James 2:23: And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

2. Job

Job 23:12: Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

3. People of Nineveh

Jonah 3:4-10. And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.  So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?  And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

Beloved receive God’s infallible words readily henceforth and you shall be perfected and blessed in Jesus name.

2 Timothy 3:15-17. And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Dearly beloved, one major work of the blessed Holy Spirit according to Christ our Lord, is that, He will convict the hearers  of the word and encourage  them to receive it.

John 16:7-13. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

This you see readily in the hearers  of our Lord, during His earthly ministry. No doubt the few adamant members of the Sanhedrin rejected His words, but majority received them joyfully. This should be your attitude too, to God’s words, as you read or listen to it preached. See the attitude of some during our Lord’s earthy ministry.
 1. Mary sat down to listen attentively to our Lord.

Luke 10:38-42. Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

2. The Samaritans.

John 4:39-42. And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his own word; And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

3. Peter and the other apostles.

John 6:66-69. From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

4.  Martha

John 11:21-27. Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.

Just as it happened in the ministry of our Lord, so it happened to believers in Bible days, as they preached. The blessed Holy Spirit convicted  and pricked their hearers in their hearts and helped them to receive the words gladly.  This was the experience of Paul and Silas at Berea and other places.

Acts 17:10-12. And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

1 Thessalonians 1:6: And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

1 Thessalonians 2:13: 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.

The same thing happened in the ministry of Peter.

Acts 2:37. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

Acts 2:40-42. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Acts 11:1: And the apostles and brethren that were in Judæa heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.

This same thing happened in the ministry of Philip.

Acts 8:35-38. Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

This same thing, shall happen  in your own  ministry too, as you witness to the unsaved in your world of influence, till Christ comes.. The good Lord shall help you in Jesus name.
READINESS TO RECEIVING THE SCRIPTURES, THROUGH THE GIFT OF HOLY SPIRIT FROM JESUS CHRIST, TO BELIEVERS OF ALL  AGES  AND YOU.  CHAPTER  SEVENTEEN   OF ACTS.
Friend,  praise God your mind is set to be part of the dawning rapture. The good Lord  shall grant your earnest desire in Jesus name.  But then, if your dream is going to be realized, it will depend on your attitude to the entirety of God’s eternal, infallible and unchanging words in the Bible.
Both our Lord Jesus Christ and the blessed Holy Spirit, pungently declared, that those who trivialise or reject the word, shall be rejected at the last day and shall not be qualified to partake in this imminent event. See what they both said.

John 12:46-48. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Timothy 4:1-4. I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

However, because you have resolved to be part of the rapture, please harken to the counsels of the blessed Holy Spirit. See them.
1. Receive the word gladly in your heart.

Acts 2:41. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

James 1:21: Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

2. Keep and obey them in Its entirety.

Revelation 3:10-11. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

3. Hold unto  them, tenaciously irrespective of the consequences till Christ comes.

Revelation 2:13: I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

Revelation 2:25: But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

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first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore Berean Christians
Thessalonica
with all readiness of mind
These were more noble
Acts 17:10-12 These Berean Christians were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind – Acts 17:10-12.
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Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
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because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast Berean Christians
Thessalonica
with all readiness of mind
These were more noble
Acts 17:10-12 These Berean Christians were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind – Acts 17:10-12.
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first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
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similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
CLCBC | Calvary Light of Christ Bible Church Berean Christians
Thessalonica
with all readiness of mind
These were more noble
Acts 17:10-12 These Berean Christians were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind – Acts 17:10-12.
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Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
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Thessalonica
with all readiness of mind
These were more noble
Acts 17:10-12 These Berean Christians were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind – Acts 17:10-12.