When you quench a fire, you put out the fire. When you quench your thirst, your thirst goes away. The word “spirit” here could refer to the Holy Spirit, or one’s own personal spirit. Either way, spirit is the source of all things spiritual. So the basic meaning of the command is not to put out the source of all things spiritual.
God’s word provides for us in the time of our afflictions. It teaches us that 1) God is good; 2) Afflictions Refine the Righteous, 3) The wicked will not comfort us. Each hearer should understand that in times of distress we need to go to God and his word for comfort, peace, and help.
http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/christian-graces-knowledge.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTITLE: Christian Graces – Knowledge SUBJECT: Christian Graces PROPOSITION: Knowledge of Christ is essential to life and spiritual fruitfulness because 1) Ignorance Destroys Spiritual Life, 2) Information Establishes a Spiritual Foundation for Life, 3) Ideas Inform Spiritual Behavior for Life in Christ. OBJECTIVE: The hearer should […]
http://newbostoncoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/psalm-119-1-8-the-behavior-of-the-blessed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDate written: October 29th, 2006 SUBJECT: Passage Study TITLE: Studies in Psalm 119 – Behavior of the Blessed PROPOSITION: In this lesson we will study Psalm 119:1-8. We will note: 1) Blessed Conduct, 2) Binding Commands, 3) Bona Fide Commitment. OBJECTIVE: That each would become more […]