2 John 9 (NASB) "Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son."I should have listened to him, but I was a too head strong young boy! My dad had shared a lesson about how to do it, but tossing his advice aside, I thought I knew better! Today's verse shares about going too far without the teachings of Christ. If we have them, we have both the Father and the Son! After I had tried and fail numerous times, I finally did it the way my dad had shown me. Swallowing our pride and arrogance can be difficult but when those things lead us down a path that ends in failure, maybe we should abide in the teachings of our elders! When we try to move ahead of God, or try to do things our way, we usually end up in a mess, but if we hold firm to the teachings of Christ, we can walk with the Father and Son in triumph. I don't know about you but His Way seems so much better than mine, and my dad's way worked just fine!! Should have done it from the start, could have saved so much time and effort!!! peace, tom
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