The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
Prov 10.8 NIV

Jesus came to earth in order to do the Father’s will, Heb 10.7. He learned obedience, Heb 5.8. As the obedient Son, “he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him” Heb 5.9.

At heart, the self-named progressives rebel at obedience. They are self-willed and rebellious against the will of God. They are ruthless in removing from the faith the necessity to submit to God’s rule, all the while mouthing nonsense about love, tolerance, and acceptance. Continue reading

Please tell why people do not rush to obey
The Lord of lords and King of kings—they fiddle!
No full devotion! They move with feet of clay,
And claim to seek a balance, the perfect middle—
Neither overly wicked nor righteous lives.
The slow to follow Christ—ah! What a riddle!—
Will quickly plead for mercy when He arrives.

“Now is the day of salvation” 2 Cor 6.2

What day is not a day to be saved?
What hour cannot the time be right?
And when can God’s demands be waived?
Is darkness ever better than light?

What lame excuse is worth the soul?
What passions are we willing to rule?
When Jesus opens judgment’s scroll,
Will we be glad we played the fool?

Will we despise the cleansing blood,
Raise Christ again upon the cross?
If we refuse the Savior as Lord,
Rejection means eternal loss.

The first, deciding step is small!
How easy his yoke, how light his load!
How deep his peace, and sweet his call!
What joy to walk on the Lord’s strait road!

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When I obeyed the Lord’s command,
God’s saving mercy flowed;
I plunged into Christ, the old man drowned,
God took my sinful load.

To self and the world, immersed, I died,
For God I began to live;
He saved me, every need supplied,
The Spirit’s power to give.

… people want very much to hear from God until they actually do. In other words, if God said right now, “Andy, I need you in the slums of Detroit by the morning.” and I saw the fire leaving my home and headed towards Detroit, would I follow? Is certainty really preferred to ambiguity? Are we comfortable in our ignorance? How crazy would it be if you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt where you were supposed to go?
—Andy Burns, #58/366 – Numbers 8-10 – Thinking on These Things.

I shared the first line also on QBT.

This thought is significant for several reasons. Continue reading