Tag Archives: Obedience

What Drives You?

Start by reading Deuteronomy 4:1-6 and Matthew 25:31-46

These are two great passages, but they present us with a conundrum.  I know, that’s not a word that you’re used to using in everyday conversation (unless you’re me, and like funny sounding words).  Basically, we’re presented with two different ideas that we want to be able to do both, but are unsure of how to do it.

You may be saying to yourself, “what do you mean?”  One the one hand we’re presented with a rule abiding, obedient, lawful faith.  One where everyone agrees to follow one set of rules, and live by any consequences that come because of them. On the other hand, we have Jesus talking about what we do and what we don’t do. That may sound similar to rules, and some look at it as rules, but they aren’t really. Jesus doesn’t mention any rules there, rather its all about what we do just because we are who we are. Continue reading What Drives You?

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Who’s in Control

Start by reading Mark 10:17-31

To most, this is a familiar passage of scripture.  It’s one that gets used in some circles to talk about how having money is bad. In other places it gets used to talk about how having to much stuff makes life hard. And there’s lots of different ways that people have interpreted this passage over time. What a lot of them have in common is that they talk about stuff, things, objects, possessions, and things like that. And how its those “things” that are the problem. Some folks try to mask that by saying its how we use them that is problematic, but it always seems to come down to stuff and how stuff gets us in trouble. Continue reading Who’s in Control