Jan Mikael (9
"RE: to Jennie - Just thought you all would like to know !"
If you remember who Jesus elected to be apostles,
then you see it have nothing to do with education, - BUT THE MESSAGE
THEY ARE given to the people.
In this letter from Peter, a
former *fisherman* - you can read his conclussion in verse 9-10, but a
lot of other places in the scripture, who tell us that God he look at
our heart, and not on our examination.
That was the way He
elected David and maked him a man/king after His heart. and so on and
on, again and again in the Bible - why ???
Isaiah 55:8-11.v. - Peace and joy be with you, in the love from Jesus
Christ, our Lord, - Maranatha, ybic, Jasn Mikael !
Darby English Bible
1. Peter 2
2:1 Laying aside therefore all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envyings and all evil speakings,
2:2 as newborn babes desire earnestly the pure mental milk of the word, that by it ye may grow up to salvation,
2:3 if indeed ye have tasted that the Lord [is] good.
2:4 To whom coming, a living stone, cast away indeed as worthless by men, but with God chosen, precious,
yourselves also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual
house, a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to
God by Jesus Christ.
2:6 Because it is contained in the
scripture: Behold, I lay in Zion a corner stone, elect, precious: and
he that believes on him shall not be put to shame.
2:7 To you
therefore who believe [is] the preciousness; but to the disobedient,
the stone which the builders cast away as worthless, this is become
head of [the] corner,
2:8 and a stone of stumbling and rock of
offence; [who] stumble at the word, being disobedient to which also
they have been appointed.
2:9 But *ye* [are] a chosen race,
a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, a people for a possession, that ye
might set forth the excellencies of him who has called you out of
darkness to his wonderful light;
2:10 who once [were] not a people, but now God's people; who were not enjoying mercy, but now have found mercy.
2:11 Beloved, I exhort [you], as strangers and sojourners, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
having your conversation honest among the Gentiles, that [as to that]
in which they speak against you as evildoers, they may through [your]
good works, [themselves] witnessing [them], glorify God in [the] day of
2:13 Be in subjection [therefore] to every human institution for the Lord's sake; whether to [the] king as supreme,
2:14 or to rulers as sent by him, for vengeance on evildoers, and praise to them that do well.
2:15 Because so is the will of God, that by well-doing ye put to silence the ignorance of senseless men;
2:16 as free, and not as having liberty as a cloak of malice, but as God's bondmen.
2:17 Shew honour to all, love the brotherhood, fear God, honour the king.
2:18 Servants, [be] subject with all fear to your masters, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the ill-tempered.
2:19 For this [is] acceptable, if one, for conscience sake towards God, endure griefs, suffering unjustly.
For what glory [is it], if sinning and being buffeted ye shall bear
[it]? but if, doing good and suffering, ye shall bear [it], this is
acceptable with God.
2:21 For to this have ye been called; for
Christ also has suffered for you, leaving you a model that ye should
follow in his steps:
2:22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth;
who, [when] reviled, reviled not again; [when] suffering, threatened
not; but gave [himself] over into the hands of him who judges
2:24 who himself bore our sins in his body on the
tree, in order that, being dead to sins, we may live to righteousness:
by whose stripes ye have been healed.
2:25 For ye were going astray as sheep, but have now returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.