I woke up this morning and heard that I was cheap! Yep, in a word it was confirmed how I've been cheating GOD and ultimately myself in so many ways. The understanding that I had ONE JOB evaded me. I think this "one job" is often taken too lightly, especially if we follow our own thoughts/perception or "walk according to our flesh".
In today's episode of Breath Of Life Daily podcast, I talk more about how straying from the one job and/or disobedience is costly. It can cost us well-being, opportunities, prosperity etc.
A few scriptures that I came across in relation to the context of the episode are shared below. Feel free to share any other ones that you also think may apply in the comments.
2 Corinthians 10: 3-6
"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled."
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Luke 7: 36-50
36Then one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to eat with him, and He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37When a sinful woman from that town learned that Jesus was dining there, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume. 38As she stood behind Him at His feet weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears and wipe them with her hair. Then she kissed His feet and anointed them with the perfume.
39When the Pharisee who had invited Jesus saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, He would know who this is and what kind of woman is touching Him—for she is a sinner!”
40But Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.”
41“Two men were debtors to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii,e and the other fifty. 42When they were unable to repay him, he forgave both of them. Which one, then, will love him more?”
43“I suppose the one who was forgiven more,” Simon replied.
44And turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give Me water for My feet, but she wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45You did not greet Me with a kiss, but she has not stopped kissing My feet since I arrived. 46You did not anoint My head with oil, but she has anointed My feet with perfume. 47Therefore I tell you, because her many sins have been forgiven, she has loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”
48Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
49But those at the table began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
50And Jesus told the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
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16For though a righteous man may fall seven times, he still gets up;
but the wicked stumble in bad times.
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If you fall down 7 times, stand up 8! Repent and obey.
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