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VerseD: John 15:2

Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
John 15:2, ESV

Those who refuse to change, God removes from His presence.

His faithful, He molds to be more like Christ, and it sometimes hurts but will be worth the eternal joy to come.

VerseD: Genesis 1:27

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27, ESV

God made us, so He absolutely has the right to set the standard, tell us what is best for us, and how we ought to live.

We should listen and obey our Creator and love Him for loving us so much.

VerseD: Galatians 5:24

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:24, ESV

God accepts us for who we are, and then He changes us. We still have our personality, but the things we want and the way we think about things should change.

Let God change your desires. Put them on the cross, and walk with the risen Lord daily.

VerseD: Matthew 7:24

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
Matthew 7:24, ESV

If our worldview, our way of thinking and knowing what is true, is not grounded in Christ and the Bible, we will be deceived by many things and wander aimlessly through life (or in the wrong direction!)

VerseD: James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
James 1:17, ESV

We should always give thanks to God for the good in our lives, for His promises are true and He never changes. We can trust His faithfulness.

VerseD: Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
Matthew 16:24, ESV

We must put to death our sinful desires and actions and let Christ change us ever more to think and act like Him through the power of the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Matthew 11:15

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Matthew 11:15, ESV

Do you listen to Christ and His followers, or do you listen to what sounds best to you?

Do you seek the truth found in the Bible or, like Thomas Jefferson, pick your favorite parts only?