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1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
Commentary: There is an element of self will even in a sacrifice. What is more important – our religious practices, such as a “sacrifice”, or true obedience of the heart? To “hearken” means to listen and receive.
1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Commentary: The next time we start talking about the “heathen idolaters”, let’s remember that our “rebellion” and “stubbornness” are a serious problem as far as God sees it.
Hebrews 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
Commentary: If the Son of God learned obedience through suffering, what are we supposed to do? Get a PhD?
Colossians 2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
Commentary: The first occurrence of the word “self” in the New Testament says it can do NOTHING.
Proverbs 16:5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Commentary: Many "conservatives" are quick to point out that the Bible describes homosexuality (for example) as an abomination. How many admit that their own Pride is characterized identically? Pride is the sin that conceals other sins; so, PRIDE is the worst sin.
Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Commentary: Show respect to the Lord and to what He says.
Psalms 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Proverbs 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Notice the sequence of events: We "turn" [repent] at His reproof [correction, it's all around you, just look for it], then He pours out His spirit. Then, He makes known His WORDS to us. The Lord is known NOT through the intellect but through our defeat.
John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
Commentary: O yeah! We Must Decrease!
Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Commentary: If you TRULY understand this, you have entered the “Golden Room”, the Holy of Holies. This very verse summarizes the objective of every believer.
Psalms 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
Commentary: Affliction is for a purpose.
Psalms 119:171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
Commentary: The sequence of events: 1) affliction 2) being taught by the Lord 3) praise.
Praise is not waving our arms in the air at a church service.
Job 17:11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.
Psalms 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Psalms 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which THOU hast broken may rejoice.
Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Commentary: Want to make a sacrifice “of God?” Here’s how.
Psalms 69:20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
John 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
John 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
Hebrews 5:5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
Psalms 4:1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in DISTRESS; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
2 Corinthians 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
Psalms 139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
Psalms 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Psalms 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalms 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find NOTHING; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
Commentary: When God has tried you, He will find NOTHING, because you will have been emptied.
Psalms 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
Commentary: It’s in there – do not follow it, the Lord will not hear you if you follow it.
Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Commentary: Why are we so dissatisfied daily?
Psalms 90:14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Commentary: Holy Smoke, what a God! Here it is folks, soak it up, drink it down, eat it! What wonderful food! Satisy us with THY MERCY. How can MERCY satisfy us if we do not believe MERCY is our ONLY HOPE? We deserve condemnation, but, the Lord has given us mercy.
Psalms 90:15 Make us glad according to the days wherein THOU hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
Commentary: If you can understand this, you will be walking with the LIVING GOD.
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Hebrews 12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
Hebrews 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Hebrews 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Hebrews 12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
Commentary: How do you become “LAME”, dear friend? Was it His “chastening” (child training)? Remember, He “scourges every son whom He receives.”
Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Commentary: If we fail to identify HIS work, we will “fail of the grace of God” and become bitter.
If a man is to come to the presence of the Almighty, he must be BROKEN first.
Here is the Story from the Word of God on the necessity of Being Broken .
How is a Man Saved?
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