1 Corinthians 13:12
now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to
face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even
as also I am known.
are some things we each must know and feel for
ourselves: How we love our companions, our kindred
or our kin; how we feel, in the depths of our hearts
all the moments of love, caring, compassion,
worshiping in the joy of truth and peace, and even
the loss, of a loved one.
know and feel it with emotions of the same love,
which God sheds abroad in our hearts; the love which
helps us feel all the things which affect us in life
and living, and even in or mourning: All of which
there is too much to be said in such a small space,
to show what Paul was expressing here, just a
little, of what it must be like to stand with the
redeemed family of God before Him in Heaven.
many things, we can only see now in the spirit, or
by the feelings of inspired preaching to our hearts
and minds: But when the cause of great rejoicing
comes; when we see all the glory of God, we now can
see only in the reflections of God's love; but when
we feel and know the shining of eternal love upon
us before Him in glory: What a day that will be!
“Intreat Me Not to Leave
In looking at the title above, there is one word which only
appears in the Authorized Version of the KJT (King James
Translation). It is the word “intreat” instead of the
standardized word “entreat” commonly used in versions other
than the authorized one.
The difference between “entreat” expresses action toward and
is an active expression, denoting how we treat; while
“intreat” (very briefly) denotes interposition.
In Ruth 1:16, 17, Ruth is requesting Naomi, to interpose for
her concerning the law of Israel, because she was a Moabite,
which is an important distinction, according to the law.
Elder John Young,
“The words of the Lord are pure words: As silver
tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”
The Lord has blessed us with a window into His
truth, through His word, by which His saints have
labored continuously in His Church, seeking to
worship Him in Spirit, and in His truth.
This Church, is commanded to ever preach these words
, which embody the three attributes above; which are
the substance of the words of God, which teach His
truth unto His people; because the only way truth
can be preached, is for that which is being preached
to be the Truth of God which He has revealed by His
Spirit, and preached by His Apostles see, Col. 1:23.
His words are:
Pure, because they are of the origin,
authorship, and writing without error by God
himself, with nothing in the process to contaminate
them. They are pure words.
Tried, because everything written in God's
Holy Word, is the record of His decree, which He
declared in eternity before the World began, and
done precisely and accordingly, to His honor and
Purified, by all things which have, and shall
come to pass; according to the proof of His Truth,
What is His Truth? Read John 14:6, where God the
Son, tells us that He is the Truth and the life,
which was declared and fulfilled, when He came down
from Heaven, fulfilled every word of Truth, and
becoming the Truth.
Never Settle....Seek the truth.