Language from the Scriptures that speaks to weakness of commitment, power to complete sacred works, and spiritual understanding are the focus, today.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Stillwaiting” (Level 5 with 5,029 points, a member since March 08, 2013) posted the following:

 

Is the phrase spiritually weak in the bible? 

I had a freind write me a letter and she says to me that she is spiritually weak.
I know this is not true, shes very loving Christian. what she is refering to is the fact that due to illness and family responsibilities she has not been to church in a while. ths made me mad that she feels unworthy based on attendance to a church, and not her Christian helpful works towards her husband and family every day. I know she reads her bible , so, where is this spoken of in scripture?
or is this a phrase made up by the wathtower society? i searched online bible and could only find the word weak, but was not used to mean, spiritually weak, where is scripture does it talk about spiritual weakness, and not in the context of applying to the jewish nation,[ whom are specifically those jesus came to preach repentance and coming back into the ‘sheep fold’, ]
and if Jesus said in scripture that all we need to have is faith in him, and believe in him, we have life, then why do people equate their spiritual faith on attendance to churches, or the works of men?
we are not supposed to be following man, were to follow Christ, example, not keeping track of how many persons go to church and obtaining and maintaining millions of dollars of real- estate
these are the treasures on earth that Jesus warned not to seek.
we instead are to focus on loving works to each other, every day of our life, and not to support an organization.

Update : any bible version

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.  Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.  For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.  (Romans 15:  1-3, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Freewill is Finite (06/30/2013); GOD Intervenes? (07/01/2013); Feeling Loved By GOD? (06/16/2013); To Find A True Christian? (06/17/2013); The Spirit is Willing (10/20/2012); Spirit Matter (10/21/2012)

 

“Stillwaiting”, in addition to citations that speak to weakness of ones physical body, of ones conscience, of ones faith, of the covenant law, and ones determination the holy writings also address the strength of ones endowment of Spirit from GOD.  Consider the following:

(1.)  Hebrews 7:  18-19 (KJV)  18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.  19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

(2.)  1st Peter 3:  7 (KJV)   7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

(3.)  1st Thessalonians 5:  14 (KJV)  14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

(4.)  1st Corinthians 8:  9-11 (KJV)  9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of your’s become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.  10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;  11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?

(5.)  2nd Corinthians 13:  3-5 (KJV)  3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.  4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.  5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  For example, (6.)  1st Corinthians 1:  25-31 (KJV)  25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.  26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:  27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;  28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:  29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.  30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:  31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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