We wrapped up our series on fear this weekend. What an amazing series this has been. This weekend was no exception. Based out of 2 Kings 6:8-23, a story from the life of the prophet, Elisha, my husband’s sermon was the perfect bookend to the series.
In the first point, my husband talked about the difference between a warning and a threat. He said, “If you heed the warning of God, you don’t have to fear the threats of the enemy.” He then gave us several points on the difference between a warning from God and a threat from the enemy:
A warning is rooted in truth… but a threat is embedded in lies
A warning tells you what will happen… but a threat tells you what might happen
A warning mobilizes you… but a threat paralyzes you
A warning instructs specifically… but a threat condemns vaguely
A warning empowers change… but a threat diminishes hope
A warning wants to keep you in the game… but a threat wants to take you out of it.
What a great Word for me today. The Lord reminded me that just like I warn my children of immediate danger or future danger, He warns me because He loves me and He wants to guide me.
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Have a great Monday!