Hebrews 4:12-13 "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."

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Why Listen to God?

Scripture Reading: 2 Peter 1:16-21

If The Bible Isn't Good Enough For You, You Might As Well Write Your Own Rules!

First, let's take a look at what should be, to most people, a matter of common sense.

Let's say you own a Ford automobile. Should you:

(a) Follow the Owner's Manual provided for it by Ford

Motor Company, and have it serviced at the local Ford Dealer?

(b) Take it to a General Motors or Chrysler dealer and take care of your car according to their standards?

Yet, many leave their eternal soul to the dictates and doctrines of mere men; whether it be those of denominational dogmas or the whims of so-called "popular culture".

The fallacy of these types of failures to follow God should be plain enough for all to see – Follow along: Isaiah 55:8-9; Proverbs 14:12; Matthew 15:9; 2 Timothy 2:16-18.

Living for God is not like the old Burger King commercial. You do not get to "Have it your way" when it comes to serving God; regardless of the blasphemous false doctrines of "freedom in religion", and "Attend the church of your choice”.

Since the Bible is full of passages which show that God's way is the only way – 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 John 2:3-6; 2 John 9.

I urge you to study the Word of God and seek out and meditate upon all such scriptures --to take them to heart and live accordingly.

If, of course, you should believe that God's way is not for you; or that His Word as revealed in the Bible is not enough; then you are free to write your own rules, or go by those of another man (God won't stop you, you know); but remember that, in the day of judgment, it will be His Word that will judge you. John 12:48; 1 Corinthians 5:13; 2 Corinthians 5:10

To paraphrase Clint Eastwood, "How lucky do you feel?"