Jesus said, "Do you now believe?"
2-28-20, Archives Oswald Chambers -- Indeed the hour is coming…that you…will leave Me alone” (John 16:31-32). Too many born again [John 3:3, 7] Christians have left Jesus Christ alone and yet tried to serve Him out of a sense of duty, or because they sense a need as a result of their own discernment. Often our soul has gotten out of intimate contact with God by leaning on our own "religious" understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). This is not deliberate sin and there is no punishment attached to it; but once a person realizes how he has hindered his understanding of Jesus Christ, and caused uncertainties, sorrows and difficulties for himself, it is with shame and remorse.
Too often we've put our sense of duty on the throne of our life, instead of enthroning the resurrection life of Jesus. We are not told to “walk in the light” of our conscience or in the light of a sense of duty, but to “walk in the light as He is in the light…” (1 John 1:7).
We should get in the habit of continually seeking the Lord Jesus counsel instead of making our own decisions based on what we think is commonsense and then asking Him to bless them. When we do something out of obedience to the Lord, there can be no other explanation— just obedience.
Jesus said if we love Him, we'll obey Him [John 14:15] and He said we are to feed His sheep. [John 21.17] Jesus is coming again; hopefully all our loved ones have been 'fed' God's truths accepting, repenting and will spend eternity with Him. [John 13:36, 14:2-3] Source
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
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