God honors obedience, despises stubbornness

God honors obedience, despises stubbornness Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as worshiping idols. – 1 Samuel 15:23 Psalms 78:7-8  7 So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.  8 Then they will not be like their ancestors –Continue reading “God honors obedience, despises stubbornness”

Character-driven prayer

Character-driven prayer Don’t make rash promises, and don’t be hasty in bringing matters before God. After all, God is in heaven, and you are here on earth. So let your words be few. – Ecclesiastes 5:2 Matthew 6:8-10  8 Your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!  9 Pray like this:Continue reading “Character-driven prayer”

The plain answer

The plain answer ∙ I and the Father are one. – John 10:30 John 10:33 You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God. “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but IContinue reading “The plain answer”

Obedience without honor is hypocrisy

Obedience without honor is hypocrisy And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote. Because of this, I will once again astound these hypocrites with amazing wonders.Continue reading “Obedience without honor is hypocrisy”

Outrage fatigue ∙

Outrage fatigue ∙ Lawlessness will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. – Matthew 24:12 John 14:1, 27  1 Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.  27 I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace IContinue reading “Outrage fatigue ∙”