“The thing displeased Samuel:” (1 Samuel 8: 6)
Samuel was displeased because the people wanted to be like the everyone else, and have a King, instead of the Lord. (Is it any different today?) Are Christians just a subset of the population of the world or are we truly different?
Are we Holy, Sanctified, and Crucified? Or Justified, Self Satisfied, and Perfect, in our minds. Are we Followers and Believers in Christ? Or in our church doctrine?
Sadly, people seem to be loyal to their church, and their personal Bibles, (we all have them, the verses we accept and live by, and verses that are no longer applicable.) We then are dismissive of the Word today.
The Lord told Samuel, that ‘the people were not rejecting him, but Me, from reigning over them.’ (1 Samuel 8:7)
I am displeased, troubled, and saddened. These people who I am convinced love the Lord, WILL NOT, ACCEPT OR DISCUSS THE WORD OF GOD, that they had not been made aware of before.
They will not look at, believe, or accept that there may be more to Christianity then they acknowledge.
Lord, is it time to shake the dust off my feet and move on, or am I where I belong?
This is a snapshot of how Fritz sleeps if he sneaks in the bed when we vacate it. It is also how I view the folks who refuse to accept God’s Word as the be all and end all. The lost was once my burden, now that I have experienced a Church that Loves the Lord, but rejects His Power and Life, my burden is with those who believe but reject the best the Lord has for us.
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We all have the relationship we want with God. I desire a more intimate one.
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