“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry…” – 1 Samuel 15:23
There is a classic story about a father who told his little four year old son to sit down, but the son didn’t sit down. So the father said a second time, “Son, I said sit down.” The boy still didn’t sit down. Finally, the father took him by the shoulders and forcefully placed him in the chair. He said, “Now, Son, sit there!” The little boy answered, “Okay, I may be sitting down but—” he added defiantly, “I’m standing up on the inside!”
A lot of us are in that mode. A rebellious spirit is not always discernible except to God and the person who has it.
Is there some area in your life where you’re “standing up on the inside”? If on the inside you still harbor a rebellious spirit, you are not really “obeying.”
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About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! His articles have been widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
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I read these every morning, thanks for them. I love Adrian Rogers also, I watch him every Sunday at some point in the day off of my DVR.
Funny story, though. The first time I ever heard him, not too long after I was saved, was on the radio. I was immediately struck by his incredible voice. When I found out his church was in Memphis, only couple of hours from me, I ran home and said we should really go see him i person. I was quite disappointed to learn he was quite dead.
Adrian is an amazing pastor. Yes that was kind of funny. 🙂
I was VERY disappointed. Of course, then I decided I was not really in any hurry to see him LOL.