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An assortment of popular religions clamors for your allegiance. If you come from a Christian heritage, you may choose to embrace the faith of your parents and grandparents. If you did not grow up in a Christian home, you can decide, as Joshua did, to reject your heritage of unbelief and begin a generation that serves the Lord. – Blackaby
But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience. – Luke 8:15
Any time you hear a word from God, whether through Bible reading, prayer, or worship, the way you respond will depend on how you have cultivated your heart (Hos. 10:12).
James and John were called the “Sons of Thunder.” When they discovered a Samaritan village that would not receive Jesus, they were fully prepared to call down fire to consume the entire community! Perhaps they felt that through such a show of power, their gospel message might be enhanced… – Henry Blackaby
A lot of Christians seem to be ready to “call down fire” when it comes to the morality of their neighbors, friends, relatives…and even this country. However, from what perspective are they coming from…their own or God’s?