Do you want instruction? It can be yours.
Why won’t Christians listen to sound doctrine many times? Rebellion, stubbornness and pride, I believe is often why.
The LORD wants to help all of us to be set free from these spirits operating. The Bible says:
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9.
This song I found for the first time. I hope it ministers to each one of us.
We need a straight path to walk on, that’s for sure. Crooked paths where there is deception will get us in spiritual trouble fast!
“For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:” Proverbs 6:23.
What is rebellion, stubbornness and pride? We will discover from the Scriptures.
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of The LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.” 1 Samuel 15:23.
(You will see above, it caused Saul his kingdom.)
Disobedience and sin always will cost us!
“But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.” Jeremiah 7:24.
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18.
The LORD wants His children walking in forgiveness and love. Do you want to know how we will know we are His children?
Simple: “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death,” (1 John 3:14).
We must endure sound doctrine. It will help us grow up and be mature in The LORD.
“If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.” 1 Timothy 6:3-5.
God bless you all.
“Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see The LORD: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.” Hebrews 12:11-17.
“My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.” Proverbs 4:20-26.
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called as an Apostle of the faith by His grace. I am also a chaplain to the prisons, a Mother in the Kingdom of God and intercessor. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses are Matthew 11:28-30.