In the past few months I have noticed that there are rumblings – at least in my world – of some internet folks trying to make out the message of Paul to be different that that of Jesus.
Never mind the fact that Jesus was dealing with a nation in the last gasps of it’s life and His pleading for their repentance, and Paul’s focus on “making that tent bigger for them dirty Gentiles” (See Isaiah 54:2-3)
Why? I don’t know, and at this point I am not concerned with their motivation, since I will assume the worst, which may not be fair.
Nevertheless, as I was browsing my computer bible study files, I providentially tripped over the following information. I must have found this info years back, and will not take credit for the compiling of the verses, but for the life of me, I am not sure where I found this.
This is the twenty second post addressing different topics from the New Testament that both Jesus and Paul taught on showing similarity in their teachings. My comments will be sparse, (unless they are not)
22. Both taught the same things concerning slavery – The ideal master is generous and kind
Matthew 24:46-47 — “Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods.”
Luke 12:37 — “ [the master of the good servants] will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.”
Colossians 4:1 — Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
Philemon 16 — [Receive back the runaway slave] no longer as a slave but more than a slave—a beloved brother, especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
A short post to encourage you with the consistency of the Word. May the Lord strengthen you and bless you as you seek His Kingdom.
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