One thing my pastor prayed during bible study is that we would during the study hear the truth and not what we want to hear
I find this prayer to be offensive
Why would a true God follower not want to hear the truth but would rather want to hear the lie instead
The pastor also said we should do what God wants us to do and not what we want to do
Once again I find this offensive
If you love God why would you not want to do what God wants you to do
And why would you want to do what God does not want you to do?
If you love God why would you hate volunteering with disabled people or fundraising for humanitarian aid?
If you love God why would you love junk food and dirty language comedians?
So the pharisees condemn themselves by saying they do not want to hear the truth when they say they should hear the truth and not what they want to hear
And the pharisees condemn themselves by saying they do not want to do Gods will by saying they should do God’s desires and not their desires
If your a real Christian you will do Gods will - not because your afraid of punishment but because you love God and because you love God you want what God wants
I used a photo of college to show us graduation is about celebrating your service as a joyous occasion and not about mourning it and hating on it