The most important thing for me, for you, is that you become a mature believer. One who knows the Word of God and how to live it. This doesn’t mean getting emotional over a Sunday worship service. It means that, come Monday morning’s problems, you know how to hand the situation because you’ve learned the skills and maturity you need.
The Word keeps us steady, gives us character and stability, and tells us why we should worship.
That’s why it’s so vitally important that we learn to recognize Jesus’ voice. A graphic was posted once summarizing John 10:10. A few people responded that death can bring peace, and other comments that show a misunderstanding of the Word.
There will always be people who misunderstand God’s Word. Knowing God’s character and promises and learning how to apply His Word to your life is the most important thing you can do at church.
That’s why I want you to have a personal relationship with Jesus that lets you hear His voice and understand what He is telling you. Some people don’t want to listen to Jesus because they are scared of what He might say, but it’s important to remember what John 10:10 says.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
The thief steals, kills, and destroys. Jesus gives life more abundantly.
When He talks, it’s so we can learn. In Isaiah 48:17, Jesus, our Redeemer, says that He came to teach us.
“Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,
The Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
Who teaches you to profit,
Who leads you by the way you should go.”
He isn’t trying to hurt you. He is trying to teach you to profit — in your physical health, in your relationships, in your business, and in your finances.
The lessons He teaches don’t always make sense. One man told God he wanted to better provide for his family. The Lord told him to buy a piece of scrub land in the middle of nowhere, even though his family would struggle to make the payments.
He decided he would rather be obedient than disobedient, and they sold a vehicle, furniture, and more to purchase the acreage. Shortly after, government leaders announced that they would be putting in a highway on that exact parcel, and he and his family became millionaires.
Not every profit will be financial, but all will be with the purpose Jesus gave: to give you life more abundantly.
To find this profit, though, you need to learn from Jesus — and to learn, you need to hear His voice.
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