Welcome to Episode #119 of Way of the Bible podcast. This is our seventh of eight episodes in our fifteenth mini-series, It’s All About Jesus. On this episode we’re going to take a look at the centrality that Righteousness plays in The Way to Maturity.
In this mini-series we’ve been unfolding TRUTH associated with Jesus’ explanation of the Parable of the Sower found in Luke 8:4-21. A key verse in this passage we’ve been launching from is Luke 8:18 – “Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away.”
On our last episode we looked at The Way to Maturity and discovered we are not to remain children in-Christ. But we are to, “all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Eph 4:13).
The key to how we get there is revealed in Hebrews 5:11-14 – About this [Supremacy of Christ] we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word [LOGOS] of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
On this episode we’re going to do a high-altitude overview of the LOGOS [word] of righteousness. In short, the LOGOS of righteousness is Jesus who is revealed from the first to the last verse in Scripture. In Jesus are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Yet because of our temporal surroundings, our sinful flesh, a mind at war with the mind of the Spirit, our living in a dark world overseen by spiritual beings who are rulers, powers and authorities all aligned and under the devil’s leadership, who is the prince of the power of the age and the god of this world, it is only with great effort, trials, failures, and interventions by the Spirit we approach apprehending the reality of HE [Jesus] WHO IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE.
Spoiler alert. We won’t get there today. But we will establish the starting point where all journeys of The Way to Maturity begin. My hope for you today is that you will discover the ground under your feet has begun to shake. The goal is to reach ground that cannot be shaken in this age or in the age to come. We will discover along the way that unshakeable ground is only found when abiding in-Christ.
So let’s get started.