please imitate the Beroeans who carefully examined the Scriptures
A very interesting FACT as to this historical account, dear S+G (peace to you, my dear!) is that the NT wasn't even written when these "noble-minded" folks were "examining" the scriptures. So, the question is... just exactly were they "examining"? The same historian that told us of the "noble-mindedness" of these... recorded what was considered, by CHRIST, as "scripture":
"... beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself." Luke 24:27
"They said to each other, 'Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?'” Luke 24:32
"... he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about mein the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.' Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures..." Luke 24:44, 45
How, though, do we know that he was only speaking of these as "scripture"? Well, if we don't have faith enough to ask him, Christ, directly... and hear what HE says... we can look to what the writer of the account attributed to "John" (but really written by Simon the Leper/Kanaan/Zealot... know to most as "Lazarus," the brother of Mary and Martha and the disciple whom my Lord dearly loved - John 21:20, 24; 11:1, 3, 5, 35, 36) tells us:
"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me..." John 5:39
The Beroeans, then, were "examining" the "scriptures": those "writings"... by Moses, the Prophets, and Psalmists... which such received while IN SPIRIT ("in spiritu", "in spire," "inspired")... and were TOLD to write... and did so as they were borne along by His spirit... which BORE WITNESS TO CHRIST. Including the Law... and its features, all of which bore witness and looked forward to Christ, by means of whom it received its FULFILLMENT (2 Corinthians 3:13).
UNLIKE the Beroeans, though, we have the opportunity to not only be MORE "noble-minded", but even ROYAL-minded. Nobles are people of high station, but NOT persons of ROYAL station. Only the Kings/Queens and their direct heirs (children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren) are "royalty." "Nobility" are those of the PEERS of royalty (siblings, cousins, etc.), but not royalty themselves:
The noble-minded Beroeans allowed themselves to reach toward understanding by examing the scriptures. However, that will only grant so much understanding. Why? Because the scriptures are how God spoke to our FOREFATHERS: through the Prophets, including Moses and David. NOW, however, for those who would be royal-minded... because they are the HEIRS of the KING... and thus, destined to be kings THEMSELVES some day... the Most Holy One of Israel, JAH of Armies... who is the MAJESTY, speaks to THEM... through His Heir Apparent, His SON, the HOLY One of Israel and Holy Spirit, JAHESHUA, the Chosen of JAH (MischaJah):
"Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last daysspeaks to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things..." Hebrews 1:1, 2
Of course, some belive the "last days" meant the last days of Jerusalem before its fall. And, in a physical sense, it did: Christ came to Israel, literally, and spoke to them for God. HOWEVER... although the PHYSICAL things have been fulfilled and had been fulfilled by the time the letter to the Hebrews was penned, including Christ having come in the flesh and spoken in the flesh to men OF flesh (the "man" one is on the OUTSIDE)... all... the SPIRITUAL fulfillment had not yet occured. It began after that fulfillment, starting with the outpouring of holy spirit at Pentecost 30 CE... and is still occurring now. It has not yet been FULFILLED. Because by "spiritual" I mean him coming... as a spirit ("I am WITH you, ALL the days")... and speaking... AS a spirit (Hebrews 12:25)... TO the spirit of men (Proverbs 8:4-7; John 10:1-5, 16, 27) - the "man" one is on the INSIDE (Psalm 40:6; Matthew 23:25-28).
May those here who ears are of the ROYAL "house"... hear... and get the SENSE of these thing. And may those who want to BE of such "house" but lacking such ears be given them, if they so wish... so as to hear, when the Heir Apparent... and his Bride... say to YOU:
"Come! ALL you who are wishing and thirsting... take 'life's water'... the holy spirit of God, the MOST Holy One of Israel, JAH of Armies... which spirit is His ROYAL BLOOD... by means of which any who WISH it can receive an adoption... into the Household of His Kingdom... "Israel"... which blood is poured out from the innermost parts of His HEIR, His SON... the HOLY One of Israel and Holy Spirit, JAHESHUA, the Chosen One of JAH (MischaJah)... FREE!"
Servant TO those of that Household, Israel, and ALL those who go with... and a slave of that Christ, the Heir,