|©1/09/2001 Jim Welch
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Take the hard road
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Let God rule in all things and die to your own desires and wishes.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Take up your cross daily and follow after Jesus and let the Spirit of the
Lord rule and not the desires of your flesh.
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
The Spirit is willing, but your flesh is weak.
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Don't wait until you feel like serving the Lord to serve Him.
ķAnd now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
Serve the Lord whether you feel like it or not.
Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.
1 Samuel 12:24
Put away all personal desires and ambitions and seek ye first the Kingdom
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take the hard road and not the easy one because the difficult road is usually
the right road.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Lot choose the fertile valleys and ended up living with vexation in Sodom
Genesis 13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
10 ķAnd Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
Abraham choose the rocky and dry higher ground and ended up with God.
Genesis 13:12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
14 ķAnd the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.