When Jonah was in the will of God, he could hear clearly the whisper of God, but outside of the will of God he couldn't even hear God's shout.
Only when we have faith, do we truly fulfill the law.
He walked away from God. He lacked faith. He slept with another man's wife, and he killed a man!
It is so easy to search for the easy path to success, but often the easy paths simply lead to wandering and don't call us to higher ground.
What do you do when the word of God doesn't line up with what you were taught growing up... or the opinion you have developed over time? Will you change your mind, or just ignore that verse for the rest of your life...
There is nothing more detrimental than ignoring portions of scripture because they don't line up with the way we think or the way we want God to be.
When I was 17 years old I gave my life to God while attending a pentecostal church. The church was in the denomination of the Church of God, and about 8 months later I started my freshman year of college at a Southern Baptist school. Little did I know that these worlds would collide in [...]