|©05/26/2001 Jim Welch
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The counsel the Lord
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Do the saintly thing regardless of the attitude of your peers.
¶My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
Because of peer pressure, many they are who have turned away from doing the Godly thing.
Matthew 13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
They desired the acceptance of their friends more than doing that which was pleasing in the Eyes
of the Lord.
John 5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
This is especially true of children, but it is also inground into the hearts and minds of grownups.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
1 Corinthians 13:11
This inability to listen to The Voice of God and do it, is based on the false idea that in a multitude
of counselors there is safety.
¶Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
1 John 4:1
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
For many are called, but few are chosen.
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
1 Corinthians 1:26
Do you check with your friends before you do something and your friends with you?
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
The blind leading the blind.
And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
The only safe counsel is the counsel the Lord gives you.
The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.