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Jesus, Our Joy–Lesson 6

When I was in college, I took a psychology class where we studied Pavlov’s dogs. These dogs were quickly trained/conditioned that when a bell rang they would be fed. They were quick learners at cause and effect.

Many of us have been conditioned to believe that if we manage to stack a resumé of good deeds together, we will experience the favor of God. It really makes good sense. However, Paul warns us in Phililppians 3 against putting our confidence in the flesh.

He puts into perspective the contrast of a mechanical religion versus an intimate relationship.

Lesson 6 will challenge us to view our self-righteous acts as the puny achievements they are and turn our pursuits toward God.

Comments

ginabsmith May 2, 2017 at 8:19 am Reply

Thanks, Bobi Ann for sharing!! 🙂 Great words!!! Jesus, our JOY! 🙂

Bobi Ann Allen May 8, 2017 at 7:49 am Reply

Thanks, Gina!! So glad you are learning from Paul’s words.

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