Those who are careful about what they say protect their lives, but whoever speaks without thinking will be ruined.
Just shut up and try to listen once in a while. You’ll be peasantry shocked at how peaceful it is.
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“My teaching isn’t my own,” replied Jesus, “it comes from the one who sent me! If anyone wants to do what God wants, they will know whether this teaching is from God, or whether I’m just speaking on my own account. Anyone who speaks on his own behalf is trying to establish his own reputation. But if what he’s interested in is the reputation of the one who sent him, then he is true, and there is no injustice in him.”
“Anyone who believes in me will have rivers of living water flowing out of their hearts, just like the Bible says!”
Remember, we pursue God Himself, and not the Bible. As great as it is, it merely points us to YHWH.
The same goes for a good teacher, pastor, or leader. They will only point us to God and the pursuit of Him directly, never to themselves or their own teachings.
What matters most is that you love God from the inner most private places of your heart. Perhaps we can be a catalyst for each other to that end, like the Bible is, but that’s all we are–> Empowered Powerless Pointers to the Power.”
Or EPPTTPs as we like to call them here at The Ripple Effect.