Prior to this passage (Luke 12:1-12), Jesus was having an intense discussion with the crowds on the fear of man and the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Suddenly, some random guy in the crowd recognized the supernatural authority that Jesus carried and wanted to “pull” from that authority so that he could get richer here on earth. [Read More]
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When the Holy Spirit reveals to us a new aspect of God’s character through scripture, we have a tendency to “camp out” on that revelation, convinced that we have special insight into the many facets of God. From that point onward, every time we find a new scripture to back up our viewpoint, we add it to our arsenal to use, while trying to convince others that our revelation is right and their revelation is wrong. [Read More]
I kind of chuckled to myself as I read John 15:14 “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.”
How many of us had a kid like that in our neighborhood? The kind of kid that would only be your friend if you did everything they said? I remember one kid in particular, and I didn’t stay his friend very long. In fact, nobody in the neighborhood wanted to be friends with him, because of his “My way or the highway” attitude.
And yet that’s how Jesus set it out in the Word. If you want to be His Friend, you do everything He says … there is no way around it. [Read More]