Is this an argument for doing without Bibles? Of course not. But it might encourage us to think a little harder about the other ways in which God speaks to us and builds up his people, and it might stop us being too hard on those who don’t find Bible reading easy. God will always bless those who seek him, and he doesn’t always need a book to do so.
So how does the author explain the deep knowledge that Israel had of God’s word? Continue reading →
A mark of the false teacher is the lack of respect toward authority. The rebellious person must destroy the established authority in order to impose himself upon others.
… who despise authority. Brazen and insolent, they are not afraid to insult the glorious ones, yet even angels, who are much more powerful, do not bring a slanderous judgment against them before the Lord.
2 Peter 2:10b-11 NET Continue reading →
Memorize: “For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘Go’ and he goes, and to another ‘Come’ and he comes, and to my slave ‘Do this’ and he does it.” Matthew 8:9 NET
Read the soldier’s oath upon enlistment in the American military:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The military is a hierarchy. Boot camp ensures that the recruit obeys his superiors immediately, without question. Continue reading →