For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. (1 Thessalonians 4:7 ESV)
Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 4:8 NIV
Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you. (1 Thessalonians 4:8 ESV)
It is a dangerous and foolish thing for any man to reject his creator. Anytime you reject the instructions in the word of God, you reject and resist God, and His Holy Spirit.
If we truly love God, we will accept the instructions that He has given us in His written word. We will also accept and walk in the counsel and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
A man can actively reject God and not even know it. A man can hate the word of God and believe that He loves God the most. That is how the heart of man deceives man. This Scripture clearly lets us know that rejecting God’s word and instructions is rejecting God.
May great great be upon us, in Jesus name.
Amen! Love this post
Thank you so much for the inspiring response. 😊🙏
“A man can actively reject God and not even know it. A man can hate the word of God and believe that He loves God the most”
Please throw more like to this for me by giving a practical example.
Thank you so much for the response.
Those who killed Jesus thought they were doing it for God. Paul was very fervent persecuting believers and he thought he was doing it for God. Terrorist think they are doing what they are doing for God. They have one thing in common – hatred for the word of God and His message. Of course Paul was later converted and Jesus asked Him why he was persecuting Him.
My own story. After my conversion when Christ appeared to me and blessed me for the gospel. I was still an ardent Catholic. I would go all over the place preaching the Catholic doctrine. I was in a group called “ The Legion of Mary.” I believed that my love for God was so so huge. Then one day, I was on my bed and I found myself in Heaven in a huge congregation of saints and Angels. The Lord was on His throne.
Then an announcement was made, “ all bow down and worship the King of kings and Lord of Lords. Everyone fell down and worshiped, except me. I was standing up and I had this sneer on my face wondering what they were all doing. Then the Lord spoke to me and said, “ don’t despise me, don’t despise me, worship me.” Then I came out of the trance. From believing I had this massive love for God, God told me that I despised Him.
Then the Lord asked me a question. “How can you love someone you don’t understand?” The Lord made me to understand that you can only love Him by loving and walking in His word and you cannot love someone you don’t understand. You can only understand Him by His word. The Holy Spirit gave and still gives the word of God and rejecting the word of God is rejecting and resisting the Holy Spirit.
“You stubborn people! You are heathen at heart and deaf to the truth. Must you forever resist the Holy Spirit? That’s what your ancestors did, and so do you! Acts 7:51
They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. John 16:27
“We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.” John 10:33
As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. John 8:40
Thank you so much🙏
You can’t say you love, and not want to follow His words. You can’t say you believe the words, but your heart not willing do what’s written therein! God bless!
Amen. Thank you so much for the meaningful contribution to this top. So well constructed and expressed to convey the message. Grace and blessings to you always, my friend.