Law of Lordship
HEAVEN'S FIXED LAWS
1 Peter 3:14-16
But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good behavior in Christ.
Now, let me read the fifteenth verse again. The King James Version reads like this: but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: The Greek text reads this way, and I think most of your translations read this way: but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.
But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. When you buy a new automobile or a new television set, a new washing machine, dryer, or refrigerator, the manufacturer because he knows more about it than anyone else includes with that item a little booklet or pamphlet called "Owner's Manual" or "Operating Instructions." A great many of us have at times launched out with some new piece of equipment thinking we knew more than the manufacturer did, and we would just not humble ourselves and admit that we don't know anything. We tried to operate some of these things and had to go back to the operator's manual and admit that sure enough the man who made the machine knows the best way to operate it and to run it.
I hold in my hand operating instructions provided by the manufacturer of your life. I can assure you that when you have tried to operate your life without following the manufacturer's instructions, you have always ended up in a dead end. Time and time again it has been proven to me that the only time my life has ever derailed is when I get away from the operating instructions f ...
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