Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not depend on your own understanding. Thank you Lord for your word.
The point and purpose of this blog post is to encourage everyone to use discernment and at the end of the day, listen to the voice of the LORD.
Don’t be a fool. Don’t keep doing the same things over and over again and call yourself sane. [insert laugh here].
Listen to the voice of God. Yes, test all Spirits but please, reach a place where you can safely say I hear and trust in the voice of the LORD. He is the one that protects us even when we cannot see overtly what is going on.
People may smile in your face, even say they wish you well but constantly, their actions speak louder. When situations get rough, are they uplifting or making things worse? Even still, they might not be doing anything at all, but the LORD will show us the person’s intentions. Only God knows the fullest extent, but he is merciful to show us exactly where someone stands. This is not an excuse to retaliate but to use discretion and wisdom. As my leaders would always say ” Don’t fight against the prick.” Godly love doesn’t mean sitting in the presence of those that are going to cause you to sin or be lead astray, slander you, get you out of the will of God, etc. Did Jesus sit around with the Pharisees? He knew, ( yes he is God) but he knew just what their intentions were every time, even though on the surface many people would justify their actions. This is the same thing God can do for us too.
In all things we must glorify God and obedience is one of them. Everything God says to us is for our own good. So obey the LORD, don’t trust in your own understanding especially when things look dandy and well on the surface. Be wise!