Genesis 3:17-19 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat of it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. 18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. 19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
Jesus said that we cannot serve two masters. Indeed, one cannot go in two directions at the same time.
How many times have I heard people talk about not doing something because it would displease their spouse – EVEN IF IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO!!! Oh, I have heard this so many times. People are so afraid of offending their spouse, that they won’t do what God is asking them to do. It is as if they are more afraid of losing their spouses love, affirmation, and respect than they are of losing God’s love, affirmation, and respect.
I wonder which would be the hardest to lose?
I would rather please God than man, but I don’t always make the right choices when given these options. Men and women are tangible, God is less so. I suppose that’s because I have not taken steps to make God more tangible in my life. The more time I spend with Him, the more tangible He will become.
Dear God, please teach me to truly experience you? Please teach me to walk with you?