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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Men of Understanding

A while back my reading program took me through 1 Chronicles 12:32.  I was struck by the two fold description of the sons of Issachar:

Men of Understanding
  • Men who understood the times
  • Men who knew what Israel should do

Is that not what we need in the Body today?  Understanding and wise direction on what to do.  The difference is that our assignment is to seek His Kingdom, Matthew 6:33.  The New Testament seems to have several men who understood and knew.

Paul leaps to mind as one of these.  1 Corinthians 9:19 – 23 describes his mindset.  He does all for the sake of the gospel.  What drives him, was introducing people to Jesus.  It wasn’t getting ahead as a tent maker.  It wasn’t getting recognized as a great orator.  It wasn’t gaining the respect of the other apostles.  It wasn’t even getting along with everyone.  He was laser focused on doing all that he could to introduce people to Christ.

John was the same way.  I will expand that tomorrow.  In prep look at John 15:11 and 1 John 1:3 – 4.

It seems to me we may need more men like this in our midst.

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