Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Word Wednesday #75 | Link-up

"Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but His that sent me."
(John 7:16)

We would do well to test the doctrines to which we cling. It is easy to get swept into the doctrines of men and then cling to it with a vice-grip, not even weighing it against God's Word to see if the doctrine is of God. A good test is to consider verse 18, "He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him."

Whose glory are we seeking? When someone contradicts a doctrine (or belief, conviction) that we cling to, what is our reaction? Are we grieved because such does not glorify God -- or merely upset and try to prove that our way is right? Share a verse that God has given you today or copy the button if you'd like to join in Word Wednesdays with your blog!



Kenzi said...

This is was a very good reminder for me, especially about whose glory I'm seeking. Thank you for sharing, Amanda!

"Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not." ~ Malachi 3:16-18

At times it may seem like the Believer who fears God suffers and the wicked prosper. But there is a day of reckoning for everyone. The good news is God remembers the son who serves Him and in the day of judgment will spare him.

Amanda T. said...

Love that verse from Malachi. :) Thanks for sharing, Kenzi!

"For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6

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