The Safe Voice–the guardian of sensible obedience (April 4, 2013)

“This other voice has a thousand ready-made excuses, all more logical, convenient, or pleasurable, from which I effortlessly choose–and usually did.” {p. 20 “The 10 Second Rule“}

Have you ever noticed someone in need–whether it be car trouble or simply a listening ear or moment of prayer–and felt God nudging you to help? Did you? Or, did you listen to the second voice that whispers, “someone else will do it” or “you don’t have time”?

Every second counts when someone needs help.  It’s true–we can’t help everybody, but we can help someone especially if God asks us to do something.

(Read Luke 3)

Luke 3:8-11 “Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.  Don’t just say to each other, ‘We’re safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.’ That means nothing, for I tell you, God can created children of Abraham from these very stones.  Even now the axe of God’s judgment is poised, ready to sever the roots of the trees.  Yes, every tree that does not produce good fruit will be chopped down and thrown into the fire.”  The crowd asked, “What shall we do?” John replied, “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor.  If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.”

The Bible tells us we are to help the poor and give out of our abundance.  Nowhere in the Bible does it offer excuses or reasons not to obey this simple command.

Father God,
The poor will always be with us.  It may seem like helping them is a hopeless, and oftentimes, thankless task.  But You don’t ask us to seek out people who are worthy.  You want us to be obedient to Your voice.  Lord, open my eyes to the needs around me.  Amen.


About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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