- Where is the verse in the Bible that says “Thou shalt do only what you like”? Oh, the Bible does talk about doing what you want; I think it calls it sin.
- If you study a verse until you understand it in context, the principles behind it, and the various ways it could apply to your life, actually apply it, and share it with others, you will probably have it memorized.
Daniel 7:13 "I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him.14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed. 22...until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom. 27 Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.”
Hosea 6:4 "O Ephraim, what shall I do to you? O Judah, what shall I do to you? For your hesed/loyal covenantal love is like a morning cloud, And like the early dew it goes away. 5 Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets, I have slain them by the words of My mouth; And your judgments are like light that fades/departs. 6 For I desire hesed/loyal covenantal love and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. 7 " But like men they transgressed the covenant; There they dealt treacherously with Me.”
- If you love anyone more than Him, you're not worthy of a relationship with the Messiah.
- If you don't die to yourself and follow Him, you're not worthy.
- If you seek to save or preserve your life, you will lose it.