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John 5:19,30; John 6:38; Luke 1:37
The other day I ordered Internet service which was new to me. Spectrum sent me a modem, a router, a bunch of wires, numerous AC adapters and a couple instruction pamphlets. Simply opening the box made me sweat. I stepped back, took a breath and began with the Instructions. Before I knew it, I had successfully connected the entire system. I did so by following the Instructions. Thank you Spectrum for picture illustrations. In my book Unshackled, I wrote about two State Senators who wanted to discuss possible answers to Prison Overcrowding in the late 1980’s. Their immediate response was to build more prisons and over the next few years, they built many.
While confinement is a temporary answer for the violent and dangerous, it’s never changed a soul. It wasn’t the answer to solve overcrowding. The Bible states that the heart of man is “deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.” If more prisons aren’t the ANSWER what is? The Bible has NEVER failed a life lived by its Instructions. A man who submits to God’s Word cannot fail in life. The Bible has produced more fruitful men and women than all other sources combined. Jesus made the Father’s instructions the priority for His life. John 5:19,30 & 6:38. He was consumed with doing the Father’s will. Because He did so, He now reigns LORD and KING of ALL. With so many good options available, ONLY ONE can promise no failures, that’s God’s Word. Luke 1:37 To ensure our lives have a divine purpose and work by design, we must follow the Instructions. The Word of God promises us the ability to know the will of God. Have a great week and share this with others who might be encouraged.