Tag: obedience

  • Grace and Obedience are Friends

    The relationship between grace and obedience can seem tenuous at times. An over-emphasis on grace with no thought to obedience can lead to antinomianism, hyper grace, or as some would say “free, cheap grace.” Focusing on rules and commands as a means to gain the favor of God can lead to rule keeping, law, and legalism. […]

  • Obeying God Doesn’t Prove our Love

    My 6th Grade Teacher: Mrs Grace

    “When we obey, we prove we love God.” This kind of thinking is normal among us. In all man-made, man-centered religions; the emphasis is on obedience. Follow these rules or practices and maybe “the God” will bless you. Climb the ladder and hope you can reach the standard. In the same way this line of […]

  • The Subtle Power of Entitlement

    entitlement

    As a believer, a dangerous belief lurks nearby desiring to take root in our hearts. It’s subtle. It creeps in and begins to affect our emotions and our thoughts. Entitlement. Phrases which start with “I” and include verbs like “deserve”, “am owed”, “expect”, and more. This false belief rears its head in many ways, mostly […]

  • Motivated By Eternal Rewards

    Township Shacks

    I’ve recently been posting on some travel strategies drawn from my 21 years of experience. In the pursuit of travel rewards, you must always check your motives for spending a little extra. Do you need that perk, or are you walking in an addiction to accumulation? It becomes easy to justify a $50 purchase of […]