#47 Being Constituted with the Truth for the Consummation of the Divine Economy (2)
Scripture Reading: John 8:12, 32; 1 John 1:5-8; 3 John 3-4, 8; 1 Tim. 2:4; 4:3
II. For the consummation of the divine economy, we need to be constituted with the truth—1 John 2:4; 2 John 1-2:
D. Every saved person should have a full knowledge, a complete realization, of the truth—all the real things revealed in God’s Word—1 Tim. 2:4; 4:3; 2 Tim. 2:25; 3:7.
E. The full knowledge of the truth is a thorough apprehension of the truth, a full acknowledgment and appreciation of the reality of all the spiritual and divine things that we have received through faith—Titus 1:1; 2 Thes. 2:13.
F. The Lord’s word, His truth, is in the Bible, but the Bible needs the proper interpretation; for this we have the Life-studies—2 Tim. 2:15.
G. We have to pay the price to learn the truths—Prov. 23:23:
1. We need to enter into the intrinsic significance of the Holy Scriptures to find out what the Lord says and what He wants—John 8:12.
2. We have no right to invent anything; rather, we discover what is in the Bible.
3. After we have learned the truth, we still have to experience Christ so that He may become our reality; in this way, when we speak to people, we will not give them knowledge or doctrine, but we will minister Christ to them— Eph. 3:16-17; 4:15, 21.
H. We need to be delivered from skating on the surface of the divine truth and cooperate with the Lord by laboring together with Him to dive into the depths of the truth of His marvelous New Testament economy—3:9.
I. Those who are constituted with the truth are a great blessing to the church— Rom. 9:1; 15:29.