Meet His SacrificeWritten by Joyce C. Lock
Would Jesus go to through all suffering of cross If God's promises were a lie? Do we truly believe entire Bible is infallible word of God When we discount it's application to modern day church? When Jesus said we could do works He'd done and even more, Did He really mean just some of them? When authority gets heart service, but God gets lip service, Have leaders become our god? Jesus respected authority. But, who did He bow to? If we don't know how to do works Jesus did, Isn't He best One to learn from? When we omit consideration of one's heart, Have we become a better judge than God? When all Satan has power to do is to roar, Why do we let him devour us? Have we forgotten who is KING? Have we forgotten who we are As children of KING? © 2003 by Joyce C. Lock
ConsequencesWritten by Joyce C. Lock
God has moments of anger, like as do we. However, some have misconceptions about His response. There's an unspoken law of consequences between forces of good and evil, a result of being born into a sinful world.
In observing my daughter, as a very young child, whenever she was disobedient. If I didn't discipline, she'd suddenly become injured or some other mishap. It was as if God was punishing her, or so I thought.
Once God gave me an example of how it really is.
Imagine yourself standing between sidewalk and curb. Your hands are wrapped behind your back, tied to a tree. A car is coming and your child runs into street. You've no physical means of reaching that child.
Hearing speeding car, first thoughts come faster than you can verbalize, "No! The car will hurt you!"
You scream a plea, with anything you think might cause that child to change their direction, before itís too late. That is how it is with God. Were it any other way, He'd have to take away our freedom of choice.