Followed God Instructions
Are you listening? Say amen.
We are strange beings. When we purchase a new product or device, we are anxious and excited to use it right away. We tear open the box, lay out the pieces – take a glance at the pictures in the user guide, toss the instructions aside, then proceed to assemble the apparatus or device.
Now don’t let your kid or spouse be hovering over you as you struggle because the first thing out of their mouth is, “Why don’t you just read the instructions?” Of course, that flame sparks a fire, and then it’s on LOL. Now ain’t nobody happy, and the thing doesn’t get assembled for days or weeks.
Oh my goodness, talk about painful! I have finally stopped LOL! I recall the many Christmas’ we had with the kids and their dad struggling to put toys together (not wanting to read the instructions). The funny thing about this is that the unfortunate individual who willfully agrees to assemble the apparatus also gets all the blame with the assembly fails. But once the assembler decides to read the instructions, the house becomes a happy place.
What’s the glitch?
Here’s the glitch, no matter how many times the assemble tries to get from under this job role in an attempt to mitigate this underserved torture, they cannot get out of the responsibility of the assembler! They are stuck for the rest of their days on earth with this task. What’s more, is that the assembler’s lessons learned moment never occurs.
The prophet Jeremiah dealt with people like this. He was assigned to give Israel specific instructions on how they would successfully thrive during their seventy-years in captivity. God gave the people two-options. Just two! Follow the instructions and live, or reject the instructions and die. Being stubborn, the people refused to obey God’s instructions, believing their way of doing things was wiser than God’s. Sound familiar?
Yes, there is a viable solution.
Follow God’s written user manual the Bible (Biblical Instructions Before Leaving Earth), and you will mitigate stress, worry, and anxiety and live happily ever after.
13 But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, neither obey the voice of the Lord your God,
14 Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:
15 And now therefore hear the word of the Lord, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;
16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die.
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