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  1. Praise be to God for the second part of verse 13 'because God...', its parallel to 1 Thess 5:9, what an amazing thought to have in mind that God is really longing to save us. Paul is stressing this because thats the heart of the plan of redemption, we all, like he did, aught to give thanks to the Lord. May God help us to consciously have this thought in whatever we do and wherever we are. 2 Peter 3:9. Amen.

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    • Good questions, Gary. Perhaps the most well known Bible passage dealing with this is Paul's struggle with sin in Romans 7. Perhaps we will struggle in this way as long as we have the Spirit of Christ within carnal bodies. this naturally produces a conflict between the desires of the flesh and those of the Spirit. However, as we grow in grace, we surrender more of our selfishness to the will of that Spirit. Perhaps this is what is meant by settling into the truth.

      The Bible tells us that we will not receive pure bodies until Jesus returns. (See 1 Corinthians 15:52-54) Until then we struggle. I look forward to the day when that struggle will be over. I'm sure you do as well.

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  2. Settling in the truth is a life of self denial as we surrender daily to Christ and His life changing truth. We die unto self and our fleshly desires as we go through a process called sanctification. This is a lifetime process that carries on untill we are changed at the return of Christ to be clothed with immortality and incorruptible bodies.We will always love sin as long as we have the bodies of sin but as we surrender to Christ the sinful nature withers and good works show as we are transformed into the likeness of Christ. We also then grow in hating sin and loving truth untill we see Jesus face to face.

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