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OBEY GOD MOMENT BY MOMENT Dana Phipps

No….because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. Matthew 13:29b-30a NIV
 
You may have heard a story like this: A task is assigned with specific instructions on how to do it, but the person has an “easier, better way” to do it and ignores the directions. After the inevitable disaster comes the equally inevitable reply: “I only tried to help.”
 
Impatient for a son, Sarai and Abram tried to “help” God by bringing in Hagar. Moses tried to help God by striking the rock to bring water. Rebekah and Jacob tried to help God through deception. They all thought that they could help God, and the results were tragic.
 
Like the servant in the parable, we sometimes are tempted to “help” God by doing things our way; but God wants our obedience, not our sacrifices. If the servant had used his method, some valuable wheat would have been lost. It’s always better to do something God’s way. That is another important part of Christian growth.