Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 | Author:

Welcome to the Word for Wednesday meme. I hope you’ll decide to particpate.

Just pick a scripture passage that means something to you right now, copy it into a post with as much or as little commentary as you choose, and put a link to that post in Mr. Linky below. It’s that easy, and you may never know whose heart God touched because you took the time to share His Word.

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There are only two paths we can follow in this world. We can submit our will to God’s, or we can rebel. It’s a simple choice, and in this context our words mean little. We either do or we don’t.

And if we don’t, but still declare that we do, we have become hypocrites whom God will judge, just as Jesus did the Pharisees, unless we repent … at which point we become one of those who do.

What will you do today?

Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’
and do not do what I say?

(Luke 6:46)

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4 Responses
  1. Queen of Pith says:

    My parents’ pastor uses that verse a lot. He fears that many of us will say “Lord Lord” and He will say He does not know us!

  2. Rebecca says:

    This will be the dividing line between the wheat and the chaff, I think. The scripture, if I recall correctly, also went on to show that these people manifested supernatural things- casting out demons, healing, etc. Like John, I marvel.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Oops, published before I was ready… my kitten jumped on the desk and I was distracted again.

    I do not mean that working supernatural things are not serving Him– just that these things, especially if they are considered “works” and not done as in obedience to Him, are empty.

  4. akaGaGa says:

    Oh, Rebecca, the kitten on the desk excuse? Isn’t that getting a little old? :)

    Anyhow, this verse is actually in the middle of the shorter Luke version of the sermon on the mount, preceded by all that “turning the other cheek and giving away our possessions to whoever asks” stuff, and followed by the wise man vs. the foolish man, dividing them based on their obedience to these words of Christ.

    And you’re right – I think it will be one of the main separator’s of the wheat and the chaff.

    I did a message at my church on all this, so I’ll give the link instead of repeating the whole thing here. I think it’s one that most of us miss on occasion.

    http://akagaga.blogspot.com/2007/10/wise-man-foolish-man.html