October 2, 2016

Psalms 119:57-119:112 - 
When I took a long, careful look at your ways, I got my feet back on the trail you blazed... 
    
Your love, God, fills the earth!
  
Train me to live by your counsel... Train me in good common sense...train me in your goodness...    

My troubles turned out all for the best---I can see now, God, that your decisions are right, your testing has taught me that’s what’s true and right...

And let me live whole and holy, soul and body, so I can always walk with my head held high... 

Your truth never goes out of fashion;...Your Word and truth are dependable as ever;...

By your words I can see where I’m going: they throw a beam of light on my dark path...

I inherited your book on living; it’s mine                  

Matthew 7:15-7:29 - 
Be wary of false preachers who smile a lot, dripping with practiced sincerity... 

Don’t be impressed with charisma;  look for character.  Who preachers are is the main thing not what they say.  

A genuine leader will never exploit your emotions or your pocketbook... 

What is required of serious obedience-- doing what my Father wills...

You missed the boat.  All you did was use me to make yourselves important  You don’t impress me one bit.  You’re out of here... forever--- 

It was apparent that Christ was living everything he was saying---quite a contrast to their religion teachers!  

This was the best teaching they had ever heard.