Faithfulness of slaves of Christ (1Cor. 4:1-2)

(1Cor. 4:1-2) 1 So let a man think of us as Christ’s servants, and stewards of God’s mysteries. 2 Here, moreover, it is required of stewards, that they be found faithful.

Have you ever thought why from us is required faithfulness? (verse 2) The answer is in verse 1, because we are stewards of mysteries. The main thing which is required from us it not to tell to much (keep secrets)! It is faithfulness.

For God all things are simple. But after studying these two verses I think that for God is even simpler to transform a faithful stupid into a clever person than to transform a not faithful clever person into a faithful person.

So I conclude from 1Cor. 4:1-2 that if we have faithfulness to not say what we should not to say, then God will give us the rest (intellect, power, etc.)

Who is truly faithful indeed cannot be very stupid, because to be faithful is to differentiate what to do and what not to do (accordingly will of God), and who can differentiate these things in not stupid. It is a lie of Devil about stupid faithful persons. If one is faithful, he is already not stupid.

I deem that to be faithful is enough, because in this case God will give us all the rest gifts.

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Who and to who speaks in Bible?

(Psalm 23)

1 Yahweh is my shepherd:
I shall lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me.
Your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil.
My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in Yahweh’s house forever.

We know that the Bible is God’s word. But who speaks in this psalm? He speaks about his God. At first it seems not to be a word of God Himself.

Really, these are words of Christ to His Father. It is a word of God to His God.

Yahweh is the shepherd of Jesus. Jesus will lack nothing, etc. (see the text of the psalm).

The above may even at first seems discouraging. Is it directed to Jesus not to us?! It is directed to us if we are in Christ.

Foundation of our activity

I do my math and computer-related research. I bear a great fruit.

However, how could I do it without Intel who produced the CPU of my computer, without Linus and friends who produced Linux which runs my computer, without Web browsers, without a text editor, etc.?

Sometimes I was puzzled: When I create something by “gluing” parts together, is it really my own creation? Or is it a creation of them who made the parts?

Even if I would do an origami, the paper which is done from is composed of zillions atoms, every one controlled by a complex formula. Is this bend paper my creation? Or it is rather of God?

I also thought: I am a sinner, not a computer. I need a computer to work with, I need the work of Linus and Intel. If I were myself a computer, not a sinner, would then it be my creation when I compose parts of something in my mind?

Today I have realized that Jesus gives an ultimate answer to my question (and yes, it will continue even after rapture when we will be transformed into computers):

(John 15) 4 Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can’t bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me. 5 I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If a man doesn’t remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.

So we can bear fruit only on the foundation of Christ.

Why Christ is glorious

The strength of a chain is determined by the weakest link.

When a team contains a stupid, this stupid determines the performance of the team.

But Christ overcomes the sin of the world. It is similar to as if the strength of a chain were determined by the strongest not weakest link.

It may be very hard to believe that Christ can overcome all sinners and make the whole system effective. But He has demonstrated that he can resurrect even if sinners kill Him.

This is the glory of Christ.

Jesus being filled with wisdom

Some translations (e.g. New American Standard Bible) of Luk. 2:40 say that Jesus was “increased” in wisdom.

But he is God and already knows everything. How can his wisdom “increase”?

In my opinion (see my book for more details), Christ limited himself to human senses to perceive the environment. He already knew all mathematics, but he needed to study physics of this region on the universe (as other regions of so called multiverse behave as having different laws of physics).

(Philippians 2:8) “7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross.”

It means that Jesus researched the world around him and found that now he is in a human body. In the childhood he was busy understanding the laws of physics (which He created) of this part of the world.

Importance of opening doors

(Revelation 3) “20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me. 21 He who overcomes, I will give to him to sit down with me on my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.”

There are doors in our life. Door is by definition something which separates two connected spaces and can be opened in some way.

Christ teaches us that we should open doors. It may be a scientific breakthrough (that is when not just continuous development of science happens, but well breakthrough) or something other.

To him who both hears Jesus’ voice and opens some door, He gives a high reward. The condition of the reward is both a breakthrough and hearing His voice. If an unbeliever (and even a believer which fails to hear and understand Him) does a breakthrough, he is not rewarded. But we should do breakthroughs to be rewarded.

Blood of Christ is an instrument of payment

(1Pet. 1) 18 knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a faultless and pure lamb, the blood of Christ.

Here we see that (on the heaven) blood of Christ is an instrument of payment, just like as silver and gold are instruments of payment on the Earth.

For something to be used as an instrument of payment, it needs to be precious just like gold, and in this Bible fragment we see that blood of Christ is precious.

By the way in modern Hebrew the word “damim” may be translated both as blood and payments. Coincidence?