Exhortation for the mature, Instruction for the growing, Encouragement for all
These are words of teaching God gave me, or those I listen to. They teach me the biblical way of living life; thinks that I did not know, so that we can grow in understanding and be moved into obedience.
“Don’t burn your bridges,” is a very common saying in my country. It is usually advice given by an older adult to a younger adult, or a person farther along in a journey… On the surface, that is pretty sound advice. But on a sleepless and lonely night, it couldn’t be more horrible.
As I listened more, the topic of faith came up. In short, faith was defined as believing what God says. Believing what God says. Well what does God say? BOOM! Then I thought of a discipline that I had long steered away from and that is: scripture memorization!
Just imagine meeting a very notable fashion designer who is willing to let you pick out twelve pieces of their exclusive collection. The catch? You have to put off, never to wear again all the clothing items they advise you not to wear. Now you have to know, this is the top designer ever known to man and they are giving you a new wardrobe far more valuable than your pockets could ever afford. Are you saying yes and agreeing to the terms?
I am not a fighter. I do not like hurting people or being hurt by people, especially physically. If I have the opportunity to fight or make peace, I’d rather make peace. However, there is an exception…