Feb 29th, 2012
“Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered … You will leave me all alone.” (John 16:31-32) Oswald points out how often I serve God out of duty instead of obedience which leads to pride and an arrogant expectation that God must bless my ideas and actions, after all it is in His name—right? Since only the Truth will set me free, (John 8:32) I’m reminded with the blinding flash of the obvious that God blesses obedience not my effort. When, and if, I am obedient God provides the increase to His Kingdom—true treasures in heaven.