(Prov 23:26 KJV) My son, give me
thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
(Isa 55:8 KJV) For my thoughts are
not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the
(Isa 55:9 KJV) For as the heavens are
higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my
thoughts than your thoughts.
(Prov 8:32 KJV) Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye
children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
(1 Ki 3:14 KJV) And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep
my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I
will lengthen thy days.
(Job 31:4 KJV) Doth not he see my ways, and count all my
(Psa 39:1 KJV) I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I
sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the
wicked is before me.
(Psa 81:13 KJV) Oh that my people had hearkened unto me,
and Israel had walked in my ways!
(Psa 95:10 KJV) Forty years long was I grieved with this
generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and
they have not known my ways:
(Psa 119:5 KJV) O that my ways were directed to keep thy
(Psa 119:26 KJV) I have declared my ways, and thou heardest
me: teach me thy statutes.
(Psa 119:59 KJV) I thought on my ways, and turned my feet
unto thy testimonies.
(Psa 119:168 KJV) I have kept thy precepts and thy
testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.
(Psa 139:3 KJV) Thou compassest my path and my lying down,
and art acquainted with all my ways.
(Isa 58:2 KJV) Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know
my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the
ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they
take delight in approaching to God.
(Ezek 18:29 KJV) Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of
the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not
your ways unequal?
(Zec 3:7 KJV) Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt
walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also
judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee
places to walk among these that stand by.
(Mal 2:9 KJV) Therefore have I also made you contemptible
and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways,
but have been partial in the law.
(1 Cor 4:17 KJV) For this cause have I sent unto you
Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall
bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach
every where in every church.
(Heb 3:10 KJV) Wherefore I was grieved with that
generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have
not known my ways.
(Prov 14:12 KJV) There is a way which seemeth right unto a
man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
"...in latter times some will depart from
the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons...."
1 Timothy 4:1
"...because lawlessness will abound, the
love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be
saved." Matthew 24:12-13
(2 Tim 3:1 KJV) This know also, that
in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be
lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers,
disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural
affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers
of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of
pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness,
but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this
sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women
laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and
never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as
Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth:
men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they
shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all
men, as theirs also was.
(2 Pet 3:3 KJV) Knowing this first,
that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own
(Rev 12:12 KJV) Woe to the inhabiters of
the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having
great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short
All of Mankind is still self centered or men centered and
Not God centered. They do not read, know the Bible, are also really
ignorant of what it really says too.
(Psa 34:18 KJV) The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a
broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
(Psa 51:17 KJV) The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:
a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
(Isa 57:15 KJV) For thus saith the high and lofty One that
inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy
place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive
the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite
(Isa 66:2 KJV) For all those things hath mine hand made,
and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I
look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth
at my word.
Pride and ambition are still deadly sins for all persons,
(Eccl 7:8 KJV) Better is the end of a thing than the
beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in
(Luke 1:51 KJV) He hath showed strength with his arm; he
hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
"...with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:35-38
"But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases." Psalm
Jesus looked at them and said to them, 'With men this is
impossible, but 'with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
"Whatever the Lord pleases He does, in heaven and in
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the
He makes lightning for the rain; He brings the wind out of His
He destroyed the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and
He defeated many nations and slew mighty kings....
name, O Lord, endures forever,
Your fame, O Lord, throughout all
For the Lord will judge His people, and He will have
compassion on His servants.
The idols of the nations are silver and
gold, the work of men’s hands." Psalm 135:6-15
"He answered and said to them, 'I tell you that if these should
keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke
"You give shameful counsel to your house,
many peoples, and sin against your soul.
For the stone will cry out
from the wall,
And the beam from the timbers will answer it."
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to
his baptism, he said to them, 'Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee
from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and
do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For
I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these
stones. And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees."
God's training is the opposite of the
world's leadership training. It clashes with today's formula for
successful leadership on every point:
And He [God] said, “Go, and tell this people:
hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not
'Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy,
and shut their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes, and hear
with their ears....
Then I [Isaiah] said, “Lord, how long?”
answered: 'Until the cities are laid waste and without
The houses are without a man, the land is utterly
desolate..." Isaiah 6:9-11
But the people preferred
false prophets with more positive messages
listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you...
a vision of their own heart,
Not from the mouth of the Lord.
continually say to those who despise Me,
‘The Lord has said, 'You
shall have peace’;
And to everyone who walks according to the
dictates of his own heart, they say,
‘No evil shall come upon you.’
” Jeremiah 23:16-17
"'Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow
their own spirit and have seen nothing! ... They have envisioned
futility and false divination, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord!’ But the
Lord has not sent them; yet they hope that the word may be confirmed.
"Therefore thus says the Lord God:
'Because you have spoken nonsense and envisioned lies, therefore I am
indeed against you,' says the Lord God. 'My hand will be against the
prophets who envision futility and who divine lies... Because they
have seduced My people, saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace...."
God looks for faith and obedience, not great
"And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his
own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the
deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through
unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being
fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
And therefore 'it was accounted to him for righteousness.'” Romans
"Jesus said to them, '...if you have faith as a mustard seed,
you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will
move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does
not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Matthew 17:20-21
The Secret of
Romans 12:1-3, 9
Verse 1. Surrender your life into
God's hands: "...present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service."
Verse 2. Fill your mind with God's
truth, not the world's philosophies. "Do not be conformed to this
world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may
prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of
Verse 3. Build Christ-esteem, not
self-esteem. "Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but
rather think of yourself with sober judgment...."
Verse 9. Learn to see reality from God's
perspective. "Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good."
God's Way versus our
"You meet him who rejoices and does
righteousness, who remembers You in Your ways." Isaiah 64:5
"Blessed is every one who fears the Lord,
who walks in His ways." Psalm 128:1
"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the
gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many
who go in by it. ??Because narrow is the gate and ??difficult is the way
which leads to life, and there are few who find it." Matthew
"For what will it profit a man if he gains
the whole world, and loses his own soul? ?Or what will a man give in
exchange for his soul? ??For whoever ?is ashamed of Me and My words in
this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will
be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father....?" Mark