Luke 2: 46-47
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.
Let us live out our faith.
Obey the Word of God. If you hear only and do not act, you are only fooling yourself.
Dear God, grant us the grace to live in daily obedience & increase in faith & in the understanding of Your Word.
Anyone who chooses to do what God wants him to do will find out whether My teaching comes from God or from Me.
2 Corinthians 10:12
Oh, don’t worry, I wouldn’t dare say that I am as wonderful as these other men who tell you how good they are! Their trouble is that they are only comparing themselves with each other and measuring themselves against their own little ideas. What stupidity!
1 Corinthians 1:20-21
So where can you find someone truly wise, truly educated, truly intelligent in this day and age? Hasn’t God exposed it all as pretentious nonsense? Since the world in all its fancy wisdom never had a clue when it came to knowing God, God in His wisdom took delight in using what the world considered dumb—preaching, of all things!—to bring those who trust Him into the way of salvation.
Don’t you realise it is God you are treating like this? This is crazy; don’t you have any sense of reverence? Isn’t this your Father who created you, who made you and gave you a place on earth? Read up on what happened before you were born; dig into the past, understand your roots. Ask your parents what it was like before you were born; ask the old-ones, they’ll tell you a thing or two.
Let me say this, then, speaking for the Lord: Live no longer as the unsaved do, for they are blinded and confused. Their closed hearts are full of darkness; they are far away from the life of God because they have shut their minds against Him, and they cannot understand His ways.
It is not the presence of fear that is a problem, but our response to it: Our hearts harden in an unhealthy reaction to fear. #TrustInGod