The philosophy of making Jesus Lord means that when God tells you to do something, you just do it. Unfortunately, many Christians debate with God whether or not they are going to do what He asks.  

For instance,  Scripture (Old Testament) says you’re suppose to give,  and the tithe (or 10 percent of your income) is just a starting place.  Nothing is required under the New Testament of Grace, but we should desire to give even more.  God has promised that if we seek His Kingdom first, He will freely give us the food, clothing, and shelter we need (Matthew 6:33).  We need to also give joyfully. 2 Corinthians 9:7-8  “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give;  not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that y, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.”

    The Bible tells us to love our enemies, to bless those who curse us, to do good to those who hate us, and to pray for those who persecute us and despitefully use us (Matthew 5:44).  We know we’re supposed to turn the other cheek, and we teach that principle to our children, but how many of us instantly slide into gossip and anger when someone comes against us?  When we do that, we aren’t submitting to Jesus as Lord of our lives.  Our actions prove who is really sitting on the throne.     Pages 92-93  

...Whenever we recognize that we are doing something contrary to the Word, we need to humble ourselves and turn back to God.  

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