SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
In these next scriptures, we at VAL-TE’ believe suggests what is good and is pleasing to God, ways of serving God. Brethern, I urge you to become like me, for I became like you. You have not injured me at all. You know that because of physical infirmity I preached the gospel to you at the first. And my trial which was in my flesh you did not despise or reject, but you received me as an angel of God, even as Immanuel. What then was the blessing you enjoyed? For I bear you witness that, if possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes and given them to me. Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth? They zealously court you, but for no good; yes, they want to exclude you, that you may be zealous for them. But it is good to be zealous in a good thing always, and not only when I am present with you. My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Immanuel is formed in you, I would like to be present with you now and to change my tone; for I have doubts about you. Galatians 4: 12-19 NKJV
FORMED – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Romans 8: 28-30 NIV
Ephesians 4: 12-16 – He did this to prepare all God’s people for the work of particular service, in order to build up the body of Immanuel. And so we shall all come together to that oneness in our faith and in our knowledge of the Son of God; we shall become mature people, reaching to the very height of Immanuel’s full stature. Then we shall no longer be children, carried by the waves and blown about by every shifting wind of the teaching of deceitful people, who lead others into error by the tricks they invent. Instead, by speaking the truth in a spirit of love, we must grow up in every way to Immanuel, who is the head. Under his control all the different parts of the body fit together, and the whole body is held together by every joint with which it is provided. So when each separate part works as it should, the whole body grows and builds itself up through love. GNT
The Steps (Our Lives) – We at VAL-TE’ also believe love must be completely sincere. Hate what is wrong, hold on to what is good. Love one another warmly as You don’t mind making sacrifices for them, and be eager to show respect for one another. Work hard and do not be lazy. Serve the Lord with a heart full of life with love, connection, and meaning. Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times. Taking time every day to read and meditate on a part of God’s word, taking time to talk to God every day in prayer is good and is pleasing to God.