Because I need to hear this – bluntly – as much as anyone else does.
Jesus, the Christ of God, did not promise we would be blessed when people compliment us, tell us we’re cute, and truthfully say all kinds of nice things about us.Matthew 5:11-12
He did not die on a cross so that we might have wealth, and have it more abundantly.John 10:10
He did not sacrifice Himself so that we might take up a collection and follow our hearts.Mark 8:34
And if you hear people or churches or preachers saying that He did, you can be sure that they’re following someone.
But it’s not the Son of God.