The story of Eli and his sons teaches us that we are not just impacted by who we are and what we do but also by what we tolerate around us.
When David’s brothers criticized his motives before the battle with Goliath, it is understandable. We can only see and understand people based on their past. In times when the tsunami of destiny has caught people up, their motives flow from the future and things of destiny. These are new and unknown. Let people change and embrace their future!
John 7:16-18 Many years ago, I had the privilege to sit with T.L. OSBORN in the little converted garage behind where his daughter lived. As we sat in two chairs, side by side, he questioned me for about 1hour regarding my recent preaching, my understanding of the cross and what Jesus had accomplished for us. After answering all his questions, he looked at me and said, “you are a redemption preacher. I will teach you now. Most preachers are all in the same river, saying all the same things as each other.” I really did not understand at that time what he meant. I think I am beginning to now. Our preaching is to come from Him and His word not books, not ideas we heard someplace else. Our teaching is to be born in study and prayer not a research team or sermon writing team. When we teach our
The Apostle that gave us much of our teaching regarding grace also lived a life that recognized as a “watchman” he was accountable for the blood of men. “Watchmen must warn as well dissuade all men regarding decisions they have become persuaded to live. Acts 20:26-27, Ezekiel 3:18-20, Ezekiel 33:1-8
The problem we have in relationships is we think people are who they used to be and we do not see them for who they are today. God looks at our fruit because that reveals current condition.
We must learn to come into the light of His presence and then continue to live our lives there. I John 1:7
Repentance is a place God’s goodness leads us to and then we choose to live. Romans 2:4, Hebrews 6:5-6