In this series on “How Big is Your But?” we’ve looked at the children of Israel’s response to the news from the spies who looked at the giants in the land and said “we looked like grasshoppers in our own eyes and we looked the same to them.”
Their response to worry and fear is only significant in how it affects our response today to situations that look impossible.
If God has told you to do the difficult are you going to obey?
Stop and think about it. What are your options?
Without obedience, do you know Jesus?
We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. 1 John 2:3
Without obedience, do you love Jesus?
If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. John 14:23
Without obedience, are you a friend of Jesus?
You are my friends if you do what I command. John 15:14
We can’t know Jesus, love Jesus or be a friend of Jesus if we don’t obey. We can’t let fear or worry stop us from doing what God’s asking us to do.
Please don’t consider this condemnation. I simply need to set up discussion around the excuses all of us make to do our own thing. Next post we’ll look at 3 lies we often use to excuse disobedience. For now I’d like to know if seeing these verses in this context motivate you to examine your hearts.
Do you believe that Jesus needs to be Lord of all if He’s really Lord at all? Love to know your heart. Leave your comments below.
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