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In Isaiah 40, the prophet preaches about the comfort that God will bring to his people when they learn to trust him and depend on him. Many times, we worship our own idols rather than the living God. Nothing can compare to God. Let us wait for renewal from him.
When our lives become too complex, we seek to simplify them. But when our faith becomes too complex, we tend to add more. More Bible studies, more activity, more things to do. We need to resist the urge to focus on our personal accomplishments and instead seek a simple faith that aims to know Jesus (not about him) in both his power and his suffering so that we may become like him and attain the resurrection of the dead.
In Acts, the church multiplied and grew when it obeyed God. In Acts 9:31, this is portrayed as being because they walked in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit. Is it possible that we do not grow and multiply today because we have neglected that way of walking?
In Luke 10, a lawyer tried to trap Jesus by asking a question about what he must do to inherit eternal life. Is this is a question we ask ourselves? Or do we assume our relationship with God and then focus on doing whatever it is we want to do?
The lawyer made this mistake, and he was humbled when Jesus pointed out his hypocrisy. Let us ask ourselves regularly whether we truly love God, and let us work diligently to line ourselves up with the life God desires.
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