July 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

“Behold, obeying is better than sacrifice; harkening more than the fat of rams... Because you have rejected the word of Yahweh, He has rejected you...”  1 Samuel 15:22-23

Oswald Chambers once said, “The golden rule for understanding in the Spirit is not intellect, but obedience. If a man wants scientific knowledge, intellectual curiosity is his guide; but if he wants insight into what Jesus Christ teaches, he can only get it by obedience. If things are dark to me then I may be sure of this: there is something I will not do. Intellectual darkness comes through ignorance; spiritual darkness comes because I do not intend to obey.“

We are keen on principles, protocols, and philosophies. The ears of our hearts inclined to filter all correction, admonishing, warnings, and leading from God. Our approach produces emaciated morsels of pseudo-truth rent from all substance, climate, and culture.

The Word is Your gift O God! Help us to harken and obey You alone Lord Jesus! Let us seek You while You May be found! Let us heap thanksgiving upon You! Let us sing the Eternal King’s praises among the nations! Let us pray for Your glory to fill all the earth! Let all the nations rejoice and worship Jesus Christ the Risen King! For You alone are worthy O Lord God Almighty!

Kevin M. Kelley
Pastor, PBC