Refusing to obey the will of God can have devastating consequences. In our study of Exodus 11, we discover that God goes to great lengths to remind us of who is the Boss.
It is easy to admit that we make mistakes. However, as we will see in Exodus 9, confession is only the first step in being made right before God.
Stubbornness is a wall in a person's heart which prevents them from realizing their need for God. In this study from Exodus 8, we will learn that even when we are stubborn against the Lord's will, He will do whatever it takes to show us our need for Him.
28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ 29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. 30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, … Continue reading Doing God’s Mission
To fight against sin is difficult, It's challenging to overcome iniquity. For temptation lures us with desire, Desire entices us to indulge in wickedness. But the desire fades once the deed is done, The guilt overwhelms us after it's committed. So we plead to the Lord, seeking forgiveness, With repentant heart, we return to the … Continue reading Victory Over Sin
I am the Lord's beloved, Loved by the Almighty God am I. He came looking for me, He searched for me with diligence. He took me and made me clean, My sin, My God removed from me. He is my shield against all harm, From evil, my King saved me. But there were times I … Continue reading Loved by God Am I
20 Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. … Continue reading Don’t Be Passive in Your Faith
The Long Wait Have you ever waited for something for so long that your ears started to tingle when you hear news about it? All of us have had that feeling, whether it was waiting for news of a loved one who was on a long journey or waiting in agony over medical test results. … Continue reading The Call to Repent
My Lord, take away my pride,
Cast from me my willfulness against you.
For it prevents me from having peace,
My joy is robbed by my stubbornness.
My arrogance has become a part of me,
A useless organ has my pride become.
I plea to the Almighty to remove it from me,
My King, I cry that you cut out my rebellion.
For I long to have a perfect bond with You,
My God is the only One I wish to be close to.
But my pride is separating me from you,
My rebelliousness has divided us.
Therefore I will turn from my arrogance,
In repentance, I will reject my willful nature.
How freeing it is to be abandon pride,
What joy it is to embrace repentance and forgiveness.
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 2 Corinthians 7:10 Holy Bible, New International Version
They are three of the hardest words for us to say :”I am sorry.”
How many marriages and friendships have been destroyed because the offender refused to apologize?
You know why they refuse to apologize?
When on the other hand you apologize, many times, you end up feeling better than the person who was offended.
They are hard but necessary steps you must take.
If on the other hand you are proud and arrogant and refuse to apologize what right do you have to expect God to forgive you or to give you any blessings?
If you refuse to forgive others why do you expect Jehovah to forgive you? Joseph- Anthony: Green
Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim (God our creator) create in me a humble…
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What would you do if you heard that you could have a better life if you just gave up the comfortable, yet sinful, lifestyle you are living in? Would you take this news as good or bad? How would react to the one who gave you the message? In John 12, Jesus, being God in the flesh, proclaims His message of new life in Him. How would you respond?