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Just Do It! - Luke 6:46
"Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' but you are not doing what I say?" (ERV) Full Text
Jesus has one simple point: if I am your Lord, then you will obey what I tell you. If you don't, then I'm not your Lord. It's that simple. It's that clear. So why have we grown so passionless about obeying what he says? After all, if we have trouble with obedience, our fundamental problem is really a lack of love for Jesus. He said "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching" (John 14:23). So as our passion for the Lord grows, so also should our obedience. If we love the Lord, then we'll do what he says!
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Today's Verses in Context
"A good tree does not give bad fruit. Also, a bad tree does not give good fruit. Each tree is known by the fruit it gives. People don't gather figs from thorny weeds. And they don't get grapes from bushes! A good person has good things saved in his heart. And so he brings good things out of his heart. But an evil person has evil things saved in his heart. So he brings out bad things. A person speaks the things that are in his heart. "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' but you are not doing what I say? Every person that comes to me and listens to my teachings and obeys—I will show you what he is like: He is like a man building a house. He digs deep and builds his house on rock. The floods come, and the water tries to wash the house away. But the flood cannot move the house, because the house was built well (strong). But the person that hears my words and does not obey is like a man that does not build his house on rock. When the floods come, the house falls down easily. And the house is completely destroyed."
Luke 6:43-49 (ERV)
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