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Is it Good to be Over committed to serving God?


Is it possible for it to be a wrong thing to do, by being too serious with God's work and being less serious with other things? Even if serving God with all our might and strength is always the right thing to do, could we possibly do it in a wrong and unacceptable way? We all know that "too much of everything is not good"(reading too much, working too much, sleeping too much, etc.) What about "too much of serving God"?

 

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    Lawal Abiodun (Pacesetter Abbey) 2 years ago

    Thanks Williams. That was a very insightful thought coupled with scriptural backups. I really appreciate your comment.


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    Lawal Abiodun (Pacesetter Abbey) 24 months ago

    Hmmm, Thanks Natasha, it seems you are the first person to notice the three sub-questions. You really have a savvy idea about the questions. I also liked your act of response towards the second question, using a scriptural back-up

    Once again, Thanks!


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    Norine Williams 24 months ago

    Yes! These are the fruit of the Spirit IF CHRIST DWELLS in "BELIEVERS!" Unbelievers GOD has no tolerance! Doesn't love, have joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness & self control with such! Matt 21:12-13; II Cor 11:6!


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    Lawal Abiodun (Pacesetter Abbey) 2 years ago

    Hmmm... That was a strong point of view and very insightful.

    Thank you Sir!


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    No one will ever "know God through & through" (I Cor 2:16).

    Holy Spirit (who "leads & guides" (Jn 14:26;16:13) reveals TRUTH in HIS WORD!

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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    If you LOVE ME, "Feed my Sheep!" (Jn 21:15-17)! TELL your testimony=GREAT! But Jn 21:15-17! TRUTH is "quoting a lot of Scripture" for GOD doesn't LIE (Num 23:19)!


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Kris: One can NEVER "read the Bible or pray too much" for that's how we GROW n/HIM & form relationship w/HIM. How can 1 believe if not read? How can 1 communicate w/Him but w/prayer? Once 1 acquires "understanding" from Holy Spirit, then "teac


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    Rich Kelley 2 years ago

    Christ didn't take our imperfections and give us His or you wouldn't be claiming to still be a sinner. Christ death paid the debt for sin's we repent of. No repentance no forgiveness. You can't buy the forgiveness but you must do the repentance.


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Law: Did the disciples "burn out?" Yes, everyone "needs a break," but doesn't "burn out," IF CHRIST DWELLS IN YOU!" Otherwise, Scripture would not have said "Let your light so shine before men..."

    "..can be in wrong way." (Prov 14:12; Is 5:20!)


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Rich: "God's work"=ALL (or should be)! Col 3:17 says "...WHATEVER you do in" word or DEED," do ALL in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thks to God & the Father (not 2:1 SPIRIT) by him."

    "Hirelings" get PAID, do I?

    Judging v STUDY (Acts 17:11)


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    Lawal Abiodun (Pacesetter Abbey) 2 years ago

    Thanks John.

    But why is "one's self" the least important ?


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    K&T: If 1's beliefs goes against Scripture -YOU DIE!

    "No value could be higher then Jesus as Michael." What? Rev 22:8-9: {paraphrasing} "DON'T serve angels!" Col 2:18 says so also!

    K&T: It's time u re-think ur belief!


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    "...natural expression?" Rm 8:8-9!


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    Norine Williams 24 months ago

    Ob: "Nothing is bad if it keeps u satisfied and happy." Scripture does not say this! "Satisfied & happy" to man is satisfaction of the "flesh!" (Rm 8:8)

    Read I Jn 2:16! There's man's "satisfaction!"


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    Lawal Abiodun (Pacesetter Abbey) 2 years ago

    Thanks Admelton.

    I think what you simply mean is that, when someone serves God in his own personal interest, he does a wrong thing, but when one serves God according to his word and will, he does the right thing.


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Rich: R we not to b "on one accord?" How many spirits? Do u thk ONE accord is more? If we're to b "on one accord" why is Father & Son (2) diff accords? GOD manifests Himself in NUMEROUS "GLORIES!" U do, father, son, bro,etc,God=1SPIRIT;Rich=1 ma


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    WOW! Against Scripture! Col 3:17! "ALL?" Ps 34:1 "ALL?" Have u read for there are MANY MORE!


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    JK:RELIGION has "taught" ALL to "Quench the Holy Spirit" against I Thes 5:19 & w/o,1 tends to become "Agnostic!" They see reaction fm receipt as "mystic & demonic" (Acts 2:13) but w/o can't b "lead & guided" into ALL Truth"(Jn14:26) &


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    Lawal Abiodun (Pacesetter Abbey) 2 years ago

    A Christian version of ISIS? How come I'm just hearing that ?

    Are you saying ISIS'(as Muslims) over commitment is the product of their actions? And tell me more about this "Crusader" you mentioned above.


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