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June 24, 2010

If you did not know, my bride and I have three amazing children. When they were born, they were so very small that they would lie on my chest and look like they were reclining on a couch. They did not stay this way, they grew. They took in nutrients from what they ate and grew. Their growth did not happen overnight, but it sure seemed to.

In 2 Timothy 3:1-9 “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self‑control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God–having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak‑willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth–men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.” We just read all of the areas that I would never encourage my children to learn or digest. Now that they are getting older I can see that I have exposed them to some of these, argh. It has been many years since their birth, and they can not even lay on my chest for a couch, argh. I so desire for them to not only learn but to acknowledge the truth.
As they’ve grown physically, emotionally, and spiritually all of their needs need to be founded in the truth. Oh to be set free from all of the godlessness that surrounds our life. We need to break free of it and not just learn, but grow in His truth. It is this truth that will allow us to completely live our life for Him. See John 8:32 “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Break free of living and don’t just learn to learn but learn to understand truth. Live your life out loud for Him.


June 24, 2010 Posted by | Mark | | Leave a comment