Posts tagged with ‘Obedience’

8/2/22 DISREGARDING GOD’S ORDER LEADS TO DISORDER

by Barry Lovett

“[God has] placed the sand as the bound of the sea.” Jeremiah 5:22. God has established boundaries for human behavior. Yet not a day goes by without countless violations of His commands, resulting in disastrous physical and spiritual consequences.  Within creation there is inherent order.  Violating it has inherent consequences.  God in His kindness simply […]

8/1/22 OBEDIENCE IS FAITH IN ACTION

by Barry Lovett

“He answered and said, I will not, but afterward he regretted it and went.” Matthew 21:29. Have you ever faced an unwanted chore and felt as if it were the last thing on earth you wanted to do?  Mowing the lawn, doing the laundry, cleaning the house can make us feel like procrastinating.  God is […]

6/30/22 GOD’S WORD IS THE COMPASS THAT KEEPS US ON COURSE

by Barry Lovett

“Put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt.” Ephesians 4:22. Some look at the standards God set forth in the Bible as obstacles that prevent us from enjoying life. However, the boundaries God places actually protect us from our worst inclinations and foster healthy responses to Him. In Ephesians 4, for example, Paul […]

6/15/22 LIVING IN THE PAST PARALYZES THE PRESENT AND BANKRUPTS THE FUTRE

by Barry Lovett

[Moses’] “eyes were not dim, nor his natural vigor diminished.” Deuteronomy 34:7 It’s been said that each life is like a book, lived one chapter at a time. If you think your most fruitful years are behind you, remember you’re writing a new chapter now. Learn to live each day with contentment in the present. Near the end […]

6/10/22 FOLLOW CHRIST, NOT THE CROWD

by Barry Lovett

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27 The Bible often refers to human beings as sheep. Like sheep we are easily distracted and susceptible to group influence. We would rather follow the crowd than the wisdom of the Shepherd. I am glad the Bible also describes sheep in a […]