No Quibbling or Quoting

26 Jul

God’s Word: Mark 1:21-34

God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)

At every opportunity I want you to share My Word with others and do what you can to ease their sorrows. Healing Jesus Jesus set the example by joining with others in religious discussions, then healing the sick.  The listeners were amazed at His teaching—so forthright—so confident—not quibbling and quoting like the religious scholars.   Quibbling and quoting take place when one is seeking glory for self and to be acclaimed as “knowledgeable.”  When quibbling and quoting come in the door, love and forgiveness fly out the window.

Quibbling and quoting leave so room for loving and tending to the deep needs of others. Consider Jesus example, He taught with confidence and he reached out to the needs of others with compassion.  He did not judge their situation or reason for their difficulty, he simply and lovingly healed them.  Teaching and loving are a two-sided coin—they cannot be separated.  When teaching degenerates to quibbling and quoting love is left sitting on the sidelines.

Therefore, I implore you to follow Jesus example.  Refuse to quibble and quote—look to My Word and reach out to the needs of others.  Keep yourself so busy caring for others that quibbling and quoting are left behind in the dust.  Don’t be so concerned with what you may not understand fully in My Word, that you set aside that which you clearly understand.  Love one another—is that so hard to understand?

God’s Question: What are you doing today, on My behalf, for others?

God’s Promise: I will lead you to those who need your love and care.

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My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for Your wonderful Words in the Bible.

I am Sorry I tend to quibble and quote instead of loving.

Thank You for showing me how to live for You.

Please help me love others in such a selfless way that they can see Your love reflected in the words and deeds of my live.

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