Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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7-02

Prayer Meeting Notes from Rebekah, Part Two:
Narrow Mindedness

"About four years ago, I put a piece of notebook paper in my Bible on which to write down things said during the meetings that really stood out to me."
Rebekah Joy

"God's people are not broad-minded. They are very strait and narrow-minded."

To that comment from Rebekah's notebook, I will add this:

The world admires "broad-minded" people because the world doesn't know what is of God and what is not. So, to play it safe, carnally minded people agree not to condemn anything, and to accept everything. But Jesus said this: "Enter in at the strait gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there be who enter there. Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way that leads into life, and few there be who find it" (Mt. 7:13-14).

According to the sophisticated in this world, broad-mindedness is wisdom. According to God, it is utter folly. Paul touched on this dichotomy of views when he asked (1Corinthians 1:20), "Has God not transformed the wisdom of this world into foolishness?"

The answer is, "Yes."

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