Monday, June 5, 2017

Break from the Pack...

You cannot win a race by remaining in the pack.

Biblical love passionately desires a relationship with God through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit for everyone.

Running on faith in Christ requires us to break from the pack of popular, ear tickling beliefs.
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths." (2 Timothy 4:3–4)

Running with complete trust in Jesus Christ and His power neccessitates standing firm in God's word with His love.

John the Baptist serves as an example of one who stood firm in God's word, rebuking the sin of King Herod sleeping with his sister in-law.

John the Baptist rebuked the adultry of King Herod and Herodias BECAUSE he loved God and because John love Herod and Herodias as much as he loved himself (Matthew 22:37-40). If he didn't love them, he would have remained silent.
"For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.
For John had been saying to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”
Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet. But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod, so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.
Having been prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” Although he was grieved, the king commanded it to be given because of his oaths, and because of his dinner guests.
He sent and had John beheaded in the prison. And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother." (Matthew 14:3–11)
"Success is pleasing God." ~ Dr. Stan Toussaint

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