Things I learned in just one hour… (part 2)

Tonight’s will be a bit shorter because I’m starting later, and I’m already tired, but… here goes…

Back to God being the only one worthy of our fear (and I use that term to mean worthy of respect and awe and, well, fear due to his almighty power, his omnipotence and omnipresence, etc.): In the end, though many will try here on earth, God cannot and will not be fought or ignored. A great example of this is with Pharaoh in Exodus 6:1; 11:10; 12:29-36. However, even if punishment is not rendered here on earth, He will render it on the judgment day to those who refuse to obey Him (2 Peter 2:9).

That being said, we should stop looking for excuses to get out of opportunities to serve the Lord. Moses is a prime example of someone who searched for excuses, but, fortunately for him, God wasn’t taking no for an answer (Exodus 3:1-4:17). We, on the other hand, can and do say ‘no’ all the time…We should face the opportunities that God places in our path and use them because they are everywhere and because they are there for a reason!! How else are we supposed to grow? And don’t think that I’m not talking to myself about this because I need to hear this just as much, if not more than, the next person.

God gave us a glimpse of heaven in Revelation, talking about things like gold so pure that it is “like unto clear glass” (Revelation 21:18), gates made of pearls (Revelation 21:21), and no tears, no death, no sorrow (Revelation 21:4). He doesn’t want us to miss it. He wants us to want to be with Him, and all He asks in return is that we follow His pattern set forth in His word. After all, we live under a covenant with God….in the church! A covenant which requires us to do certain things in order to continue in that relationship (an if-then conditional relationship, John 14:15;15:14). God may be long-suffering, but He will only tolerate stubbornness for so long…

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~ by Lady Molly on September 2, 2011.

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