Jeremiah 20 verse 9

Jeremiah 20:9  Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

When God calls someone to issue a warning (or warnings) on His behalf, it is hard, and sometimes there are painful consequences from the disobedient whom we warn. There's a strong temptation to be like Jonah. Or like John Mark who left Paul's team and went back.



Luke 6 verse 46

Luke 6:46  And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

People will do almost anything to avoid obedience. In fact, it is almost unbelievable how far we will go to avoid obeying God.

When faced with our own sin, do we resolve to obey God? Or do we pray half the night. The latter is far easier!

Correcting this tendency is hard because it demands death to the adamic life. It requires self-denial. It requires us to carry our cross and follow Jesus.

May the Spirit of God enable us to live out this obedience.