Sunday, May 29, 2022

Hacked

 


It was presented recently (Dallas Theological Seminary "Covenants" class) that our “conscience can not only be seared, but it can also be HACKED” (to use a modern analogy). Agreed! To hack is to gain unauthorized access. It is done creatively, secretively, with hopes of being undetected. We HAVE to get our mind and heart guardedSECURE. It is only done with the Spirit and the word of God! I side with King David, "I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken" (Ps 16:8). Got me the ultimate security system. You?

Friday, May 20, 2022

Yoke

 

Jesus said, "Come to Me... take My yoke upon you and learn from Me" (Matt 11:28a,29a). In Jesus' day, disciples would attach themselves to a Rabbi, following close, to listen & learn their interpretation/application of scripture, describing who God is and what it means to walk with Him. These teachings were called the “Yoke of Torah” or the Rabbi’s Yoke. The disciple would accept it, emulate it, taking on the “yoke” (teaching) of their Rabbi. In essence, Jesus is saying, “Let ME be the one to show you who the Living God is—what He is like—what it means to follow Him!” “Follow Me.” When training an ox, it is best that the ox raises its head up into the yoke, voluntarily lifting its head to the master. If forced down, the fit could cause irritation. A “harnessed heart” is a true lifting of the head to the Master. May we have a harnessed heart.