John 8:42-43, "...If GOD were your FATHER, you would love me....Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear MY WORD." As I was reading where JESUS said, "...know the truth and the truth will set you free..." I went on to read what JESUS said to the Jews as they were "comfortable" in their religious "rhetoric". They were content to be the children of Abraham and that made them religious in their minds. But JESUS asked them, if they were truly the children of Abraham wouldn't they do what Abraham did? They were the seed of Abraham in the flesh but they were not so in the Spiritual sense. Their pride, vanity and wickedness opposed the Truth. They chose to pervert what HE said to justify what they wanted to do. The reason we do not understand the Bible and its message is because we "cannot bear the Truth" about ourselves; we are still not "broken" of pride, vanity and selfishness. Today I pray, LORD, I give you a "blank check" to do whatever it takes to make me yours! Let me live in Truth, and MAY I IMITATE YOU! In the precious name of JESUS, I pray, AMEN.
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