Do you listen to your angels?
Has anyone ever tried to get you to do something God told you not to do? This happens way too often. It’s so important to stay faithful to what God tells us to do. But sometimes it’s hard.
In this episode, I retell the story of the prophet from I Kings, Chapter 13, who obeyed God until he believed what another prophet said instead of talking to God about it.
And there were consequences.
Here are some questions I talk about this week:
- What could the prophet in I Kings 13 done to make sure he was faithful?
- How do we stay faithful to what God tells us to do when others try to persuade us otherwise?
- What do you do when a religious authority says the God told them to tell you what you should do?
- How do we develop our moral courage so we will do what God wants us to instead of being influenced by others?
- What is the best way to know if you are following God’s direction instead of listening to someone else?
Also mentioned this week:
Episode 010: What Are the Christmas Angels Saying to You Today?
Blog post: Listen to Your Angels and not Someone Else’s
Thanks for listening. Have a great week!
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Bible References in this episode:
I Kings 13
Instead of posting the whole text, here’s a link where you can read the whole chapter online.
II Kings 23:16-20 ESV
16 And as Josiah turned, he saw the tombs there on the mount. And he sent and took the bones out of the tombs and burned them on the altar and defiled it, according to the word of the LORD that the man of God proclaimed, who had predicted these things.
17 Then he said, “What is that monument that I see?” And the men of the city told him, “It is the tomb of the man of God who came from Judah and predicted[fn] these things that you have done against the altar at Bethel.”
18 And he said, “Let him be; let no man move his bones.” So they let his bones alone, with the bones of the prophet who came out of Samaria.
19 And Josiah removed all the shrines also of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which kings of Israel had made, provoking the LORD to anger. He did to them according to all that he had done at Bethel.
20 And he sacrificed all the priests of the high places who were there, on the altars, and burned human bones on them. Then he returned to Jerusalem.
Matthew 17:5 ESV
5 He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”
John 12:50 ESV
50 What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.
John 14:10 ESV
10 The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority,
Genesis 3:1 ESV
1 And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
Genesis 21:12 ESV
12 But God said to Abraham, “Be not displeased because of the boy and because of your slave woman. Whatever Sarah says to you, do as she tells you, for through Isaac shall your offspring be named.
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Mark 10:14-16 ESV
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.