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Genuine Faith Revealed Through Obedience

Check out I Samuel 12:20-25
verse 24 But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you. 25 Yet if you persist in doing evil, both you and your king will perish.”
 
Gotta love the Old Testament. It still speaks to you and me today. The once spoken...now written...still speaking Word of God,,,
The prophet warned the Israelites about demanding God to give them a king.
God gave them what they wanted. God used Samuel to tell them the consequence of having a human king, instead of God as their King.
Just amazing how God still did not give up on them, despite their foolish choice.
Gods' love, mercy and grace are overwhelming, But as it says in vs 24, as He lavishes His mercy and grace over us, He expects us to fear Him, and to serve Him with all of our heart. If we don't there are consequences.
 
He is so patient with you me despite our rebellion and disobedience, despite you and me continuing to do things our own way because He loves us so much. God so much wants you and me to trust Him with all of our heart, because He knows what is best for you and me! Psalm 139
 
Who are we dating?
Who are we hanging out with?
How much do we want to be recognized for how good or smart we are? Or tell other people how good or smart we are?
How are we treating those who we don't know, those that no one talks to?
Are we respecting and obeying our parents?
Are we spending time with God and His word?
Are we trusting in Him in the good times and the bad times?
 
Let us never stop crying out during our struggles...And never stop praising Him during the good times.
 
Let us fear God and serve Him with all our heart!
 
...by the Truth of His Word...by the Power of His Spirit..
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