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Old Aug 31, '05, 6:02 pm
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Default Book 01: Sect. 03: Chapter 03: Listen Humbly to the Words of God...

Chapter 03: Listen Humbly to the Words of God. Many Do Not Heed Them.
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Only the humble person can truly hear the Word of God. Kempis’ words are especially true today when he says: “But many are hardened. Many are deaf to My voice. Most men listen more willingly to the world than to God. They are more ready to follow the appetite of their flesh than the good pleasure of God.” God speaks to us today, listen.

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"Yes, Lord, remember that I am nothing; I have nothing, and can do nothing. You alone are good, just, and holy."
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Only the humble person can truly hear the Word of God. Kempis’ words are especially true today when he says: “But many are hardened. Many are deaf to My voice. Most men listen more willingly to the world than to God. They are more ready to follow the appetite of their flesh than the good pleasure of God.” God speaks to us today, listen.

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What you have highlighted WanderAimlessly is so true. We need to be careful because a hardened heart is not easily softened. We need to stand guard and pray that God keep us from going astray and that He turn our hearts back toward Him.
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They are not afraid to work day and night for a trifle or an empty promise. But, for an unchanging good, for a reward beyond estimate, for the greatest honor and for glory everlasting, it must be said to their shame that men begrudge even the least fatigue. Be ashamed, then, lazy and complaining servant, that they should be found more eager for perdition than you are for life, that they rejoice more in vanity than you in truth
Sometimes, I read the posts on the Family Forum from those people having trouble with their inlaws or some such, and I wonder if they are putting the effort into their family life that they should. I know that I was want to dive into self-help books and how-to books etc, and I had a tendency to ignore the basics - put Christ in the center of my life and watch the changes happen.
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this whole chapter seems to be written out for me!!!
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“Be thou ashamed, O Sidon, for the sea speaketh.”33 And if you ask why, listen to the cause: for a small gain they travel far; for eternal life many will scarcely lift a foot from the ground. They seek a petty reward, and sometimes fight shamefully in law courts for a single piece of money. They are not afraid to work day and night for a trifle or an empty promise. But, for an unchanging good, for a reward beyond estimate, for the greatest honor and for glory everlasting, it must be said to their shame that men begrudge even the least fatigue. Be ashamed, then, lazy and complaining servant, that they should be found more eager for perdition than you are for life, that they rejoice more in vanity than you in truth.

Sometimes it scares me, because I work for hours at a time and never seek, or give thanks to God. I think I'm in control and everything depends on me. It is those times I ask forgiveness for, and hope and pray and beg for His Mercy.
 

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