June is National Rebuilding Month - Stop Running from God!

June is National Rebuilding Month - Stop Running from God!

Moses ran from his heritage, not wanting to accept responsibility. Elijah ran, fearing for his life and forgetting God. Jonah ran from God, fearful of what was being asked of him. David ran, quite frequently, from other men, forgetting to ask the Lord for guidance. Jeremiah protested his appoint to prophet. Esther hid, scared to publicly acknowledge who and what she was. Andrew, Bartholomew (Nathanael), James, James, John, Jude (Thaddeus), Matthew (Levi), Philip, Simon, and Thomas all ran in fear the night Jesus was arrested. And Peter denied Christ, three times! Saul persecuted those who stood for Christ.

June 25, 2019, DAY 179: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: 1 Kings 19-22

June 25, 2019

The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one prophet through whom we can inquire of the Lord, but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me, but always bad. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.”
“The king should not say such a thing,” Jehoshaphat replied.   
(1 Kings 12:8, NIV)

A Journey of Judging

The Journey 2019: A Journey of Judging

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“I completely disagree! Love and judgement can never go together! Lovingly judge? It’s an oxymoron!” The student speaking was known to only be in the class in order to graduate. They viewed the class as a waste of time and made it known that they held an extremely low opinion of anyone who professed to be a Christian. “The Bible says,” “Where?” The professor quickly interrupted before the student could continue. “You know the rule - no saying, ‘the Bible says.’” “Right.” The student quickly looked at their notes before restarting. “Matthew 7:1 explicitly states, in Jesus’ own words, ‘Judge not.’ This statement is further backed up in John 8, when Jesus stops the men from killing the adulteress. He says, ‘Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.’ And in Romans 3:23 it says that, ‘all have sinned.’ Therefore, logically speaking, if everyone is a sinner, no one can judge the actions of another, just as Jesus says.” “That is quite an interesting argument,” the professor commented. “But does it hold up that love and judgement are mutually exclusive? Let’s look. Everyone, let’s start with John 8 - the story of the prostitute.”

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