Summary: God gave His ONLY son, let us ponder ONLY in the Bible. This is a powerful lesson. I do the 18 points in 3 parts.
THE LESSON OF ONLY
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
KJV MATTHEW 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is the darkness.
NAS Matthew 6:22 The lamp of the body is the eye, if therefore your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.
23. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His ONLY Begotten SON, that whosoever believeth on Him,
should not perish but have everlasting life.
---leanness --- limitation --- single --- alone --- nothing more --- united ---together ---
SOME WISE THOUGHTS ABOUT ONLY:
--- Could it be that the nature of desire is not to be satisfied? And that many men live ONLY for gratification? We must gain control of our desires.
--- A mouse and an ant never entrust its life to one hole ONLY.
--- Only the ignorant despise education?
--- Seems, man’s ONLY fault is he has no faults? He who knows ONLY his side, knows very little.
--- Martin Luther said: What can ONLY be taught by the rod and with blows will not lead to much good; they will not remain
corrected any longer than the rod is behind them.
--- Many think today the ONLY way to learn is to win and be pretty? This is much nonsense.
--- How shall the dead rise? This is not a question of philosophy. This is ONLY a question of faith, faith must not only believe, faith rises above possibilities.
--- Man seems to develop this nature, we praise ONLY to be praised. Seems, we learn ONLY to judge by success. It also seems to me that a fuss or a quarrel would not last long if the fault were found ONLY on one side.
--- Could many be carrying a chip on their shoulder, ONLY awaiting someone to knock it off? Have you found that people have something stuck in their inner most being that ONLY waits an opportunity of being provoked to bring it up?
--- Gossip and idleness are ONLY the refuge of weak minds.
--- Only good, brave, honest people know how to forgive, --- fools never forgive; it is not their nature.
--- The ONLY thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
--- I ONLY regret that I have but one life to give for my God.
--- The ONLY thing to fear is fear.
--- A sharp tongue is the ONLY edged tool that grows sharper with constant use.
--- Growth is the ONLY evidence of life.
--- The ONLY way to keep a friend is to be one.
--- The ONLY happiness in life is to love and be loved.
FOCUS ON WHAT YOU HAVE, ONLY IN YOUR HAND...
1. ONLY A ROD --- A ROD VERSES THE ROD
Moses what is that in your hand?
Well, it is ONLY a rod... a rod ... that is all, --- just a rod.
Exodus 4:2 And the Lord said unto him, WHAT IS THAT IN YOUR HAND? And he said, "A ROD!"
Notice it is called a rod, after God’s touch it is called THE ROD...
Exodus 4:20 --- and Moses took THE ROD of God in his hand.
2. ONLY A BOY --- ONLY A FEW FISH AND BISCUITS...
John 6:9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two SMALL fishes: BUT WHAT ARE THEY AMONG SO
MANY? Andrew had the answer, it was ONLY a little boy, he had 5 barley loaves, then the miracle starts to fall to pieces,
Andrew sees the two fishes are ONLY SMALL fishes ... then the ONLY SMALL --- deduces the opinion, to ONLY SMALL ...
What are they among so many ... the ONLY almost missed the miracles?
3. ONLY A LITTLE WIDOW, ONLY A POT OF OIL...
2 Kings 4:2 --- Elisha ask--- What is in your house? And she said, I don’t have anything in my house, save a pot of oil...
She ONLY had oil ... only a little bottle of oil...
2 Kings 4:3 Then the Preacher said, GO and borrow, and borrow not a few...
If she had borrowed ONLY a few vessels, she would have had a little miracle.
ONLY empty pots? No, ONLY an opportunity to release deliverance.
4. ONLY A POOR WIDOW, ONLY TWO MITES...
Mark 12:42 And there came a certain POOR widow, and she threw in two mites, --- 43. Jesus said, This poor widow