3 John 2

Fear of the Lord

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The beginning of wisdom

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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.” Proverbs 9:10‭-‬12

The fear of God is a deep respect for God.
Wisdom will add to your earthly life and your life in eternity.
We have the responsibility to seek out God’s wisdom or suffer the consequences for rejecting it.
The choices we make are our own, they affect our conduct. Seek out choices through the wisdom of God.

There’s a comparison in Proverbs 9 between the house of the wise woman and the house of the foolish woman. The woman in both houses represents us as Christians, we should rather be seeking good, Godly counsel and wisdom and not deny God and not argue with fools.

Do not be trapped by religion. Be freed by using your God given free will to follow Jesus.

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Psalm 23 – The Great Shepherd

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Late Mother’s Fight Against Cancer

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Learning from Christian Persecutions- Radical Faith!

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Daily Prayer – The Great Shepherd

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Follow the Great Shepherd!

I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. John 10:16

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Heavenly Father, bring us together as one. Give us your Spirit so that we may know You, so that joy may fill our hearts, not only for ourselves but also for others. Root out evil from the earth. Sweep away all that offends You, all lying, deceit, and hate between people, fellowship and nations. Grant that all people may come to know You so that all conflict may be swept away and Your eternal kingdom may arise we may rejoice in it. Your kingdom can come to people even while on earth to bring them happiness and to make them Your own children. Yes, Lord God, we want to be Your children, Your people, held in Your hand, so that Your name may be honoured, Your kingdom may come, and Your will be done on earth as in heaven. We hear Your voice Lord, and we follow after You! In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Daily Prayer – Thirst for the Gospel!

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Daily Prayer – Contented Morning!

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Move far away from the shallow

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Are you trapped by religion?

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Life by the Spirit

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Life by the Spirit

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whateveryou want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.Galatians 5:13-18

Free will is one of the greatest gifts God gave us. He gave us the freedom to make our own choices. That means we can choose to live by the flesh or to live by the Spirit. As Christians we should choose to live by the Spirit, to be led by the Spirit.

Unfortunately, free will has also led to the demise and destruction of humanity and creation. Free will has led to poor decision making throughout our history. Free will has le
d to corruption, greed, infidelity, addiction, idolatry, pride, jealousy, hatred, war, a planet beyond repair (which was destroyed by man and is beyond repair by man alone) and many other poor decisions too many to mention.

One of the biggest failures that free will has led to is man-made religions. Religions that do not follow the full teachings of the Bible. Religions that adopt the teachings of man and not of the bible. This is the single worst decision you can make is to choose to be trapped by a particular man-made religion.

Do not be trapped by religion. Be freed by using your God given free will to follow Jesus.


The best advice you can follow is to be led by the Spirit, to discern through the Spirit, to let the Spirit intercede for you, to follow the teachings of the Bible and no other man-made teachings. Gods word is the only truth we should choose. Choose to love Jesus. Choose to love each other. Choose the Spirit.

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The soil of Your Heart – God’s Voice

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Pride Or Humility?

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The soil of Your Heart – Prayer

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