What physical blessings attend those who faithfully serve? What can the members of the Church who will not forsake the world expect? Compare the kinds of sacrifices asked of us today with those made by Paul. What is each child of God expected to do, and with what attitude or spirit should he give?
What is required of those who gain eternal life? How may a man rise above the world? What is the price one must pay to forsake evil? From what sources in the Church might one expect false doctrine to come? Jesus the Christ, pp. The parable of the pearl of great price and an explanation of why one must be willing to sacrifice for great blessings. Kimball, in CR, Oct. Story of a young German boy who greatly sacrificed to remain on his mission.
McConkie, in CR, Apr.
The laws of sacrifice and the laws of consecration are inseparably related. Penrose, in Journal of Discourses, This is a personal invitation to follow Jesus above all else. We will not recognise you because an encounter with Jesus will change your life forever. This is a simple call to forsake all, and follow Jesus Christ. Following Jesus is life changing and the rewards thereof are eternal. As you read this book, may it move you to the perfect place that God has prepared for you in Him.
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Write a customer review. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Forsaking all to follow Jesus: A call to our generation to say yes to the call of God. Set up a giveaway. But the Bible reveals that God is exalted, that He dwells in unapproachable light.
He does not cheapen Himself by revealing Himself to just anyone who flippantly decides it might be nice to know Him.
He reveals Himself to those who obey Him John Like a rare treasure, we must diligently seek Him and we will find Him. The Bible recognizes that at times we will be sorrowful. There is a harmonistic problem with the chronology of Some commentators say that 2 Chronicles But that seems to be bending the text.
The only other solution is to assume that a copyist should have written the 16th year but wrote 36th by mistake. At any rate, Asa got attacked by Baasha who fortified Ramah, a town north of Jerusalem. Asa devised this scheme of bribing Benhadad.
Question: "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together," Hebrews says. If one is unable to find suitable fellowship according to. She heard the old man quietly say, “Untended fires soon die and become just a pile of ashes” (Gail MacDonald, High Call, High Privilege, pp.
Apparently his father had set the precedent Asa made the same mistake later when he trusted the physicians, not the Lord You have to wonder why Asa trusted the Lord against the huge army of Zerah The only problem was, it was not a biblical plan. We Americans are a pragmatic people. Sometimes God has to whack us with a 2 x 4 to get our attention.
Often God sends problems to make us more like Jesus. But He also uses problems to turn us from sin. Asa probably had a bad case of gout. Again, not all sickness is due to sin. Charles Spurgeon was a godly preacher greatly used of God, but he suffered and eventually died from gout at age In a sermon on Asa he attests to the painfulness of the ailment.
But sometimes God uses illness to humble us and bring us to repentance. Whenever I get sick, I examine my heart to make sure that I have not sinned or forsaken the Lord in some way. He is saved and goes to heaven, but his life on earth is cut short. Sometimes God is severe in order to vindicate His holiness and to impress on us how serious sin is. But Muller knew that even after all those years, his fire with God would soon die out and become just a pile of ashes if left untended.
The question I want to leave with you today is, Are you tending your inner fire? The lesson of Asa is, If we seek the Lord He will strongly support us, but if we forsake Him, we will come under His discipline. A Healthy Transition Deuteronomy Book Review -- Love as a Way of Life. Book Review -- Sacred Marriage. We can paraphrase and apply it by saying, If we seek the Lord He will strongly support us, but if we forsake Him we come under His discipline.
If we seek the Lord He will strongly support us.