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Under Gods Command

John 4:7-9 – When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?”(His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?”(For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

This woman (1) was a Samaritan, a member of the hated mixed race (2) was known to be living in sin, and (3) was in a public place. No respectable Jewish man would talk to a woman under such circumstances, But Jesus did. The gospel is for every person, no matter what his or her race, social position, or past sins. We must be prepared to share the gospel at any time and in any place. Jesus crossed all barriers to share the gospel, and we who follow him must do no less.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (6) in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.


Under Gods Command
Proverbs 18.02 – A fool fins no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.

Wisdom and truth are not important to a fool; he is more interested in his own thoughts. When understanding and his opinions have a collision, he always follows his heart. He loves his own thoughts and desires, and he wants to tell and promote them as widely as possible. Here is the basic error of the fool – he values his opinions and preferences more than truth. He is in love with himself, obsessively so. And he is always seeking an audience to share his thoughts. This folly is widely promoted today, the perilous times of the last days, when men love their own selves and reject sound doctrine (II Tim 3:1-2; 4:2-4).
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (6) in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.


Under Gods Command

John 3:36 – Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”

Jesus says that those who believe in him have (not will have) everlasting life. To receive eternal life is to join in God’s life, which by nature is eternal. Thus, eternal life begins at the moment of spiritual rebirth.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (6) in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.


Under Gods Command Proverbs 17:01 – Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.

It is nice to get off at times and be by yourself. How many of us married folk don’t take time out for each other because of the distractions of this world, friends, work, kids, pets, in-laws and cell phone. Sometime we need to send the kids off, get rid of the pets, turn the cell phone off, cut the in-laws out for a while, and go take a ride somewhere just to get some quietness and rest. If it’s just going out on the patio, or going for a walk, tell your spouse to “Come on out here, and let’s sit down together and get acquainted with each other. Some of us been married for a long time, and it’s time we get re-acquainted. It’s a good thing for us to do. God wants us to have times like that. They are very important for our spiritual refreshment.


Under Gods Command

John 3:30 He must become greater; I must become less

John’s willingness to decrease in importance shows unusual humility. Pastors and other Christian leaders can be tempted to focus more on the success of their ministries than on Christ. Beware of those who put more emphasis on their own achievements than on God’s Kingdom.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (6) in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.


Under Gods Command
Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.

We want other people to like us, and sometimes we will do almost anything to win their approval. But God tells us to put our energy into pleasing him instead. Our effort to be peacemakers will usually make us more attractive to those around us, even our enemies. But even if it doesn’t, we haven’t lost anything. We are still pleasing God, the only one who truly matters.


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John 3:25 – 29 An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan-the one you testified about-well, he is baptizing and everyone is going to him.” To this John replied, “A man can receive only what is given him from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said I am not the Christ but am sent ahead of him. The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.

Some people look for points of disagreement so they can sow seeds of discord, discontent, and doubt. John the Baptist’s disciples ended this theological argument by focusing on his devotion to Christ. It is divisive to try to force others to believe our way. Instead, let’s witness about what Christ has done for us. How can anyone argue with us about that?

John the Baptist’s disciples were disturbed because people were following Jesus instead of John. It is easy to grow Jealous of the popularity of another person’s ministry. But we must remember that our true mission is to influence people to follow Christ, not us.

John the Baptist continued to baptize after Jesus came onto the scene because God had given him his work and he had to continue it until God called him to do something else. John main purpose was to point people to Christ. Even with Jesus beginning his own ministry, John could still turn people to Jesus.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (6) in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.