The Obedience of Faith
Parents expect trust from their children. Especially when the child is young, it is not possible for the child to understand everything what we are asking for. And when children are older, they expect us to explain our requests to them. However, parents do not always like this, as they expect trust and obedience from their children. If this is important between the parent and the child, how much more between God and His creatures?
Wealth is a relative concept, one who has a house and a car can feel poor as opposed to one who has a luxury boat and mansion. There are people who have neither a house nor a car and are struggling to make a living every day, these people feel poor compared to those who have a house and a car.
The first time Moses had to strike the rock, the second time they had to ask. It doesn’t seem like a big difference, as it had to be struck for the first time, and the end result is the same: it became water for the people. Yet this was a big difference before God so much that God did not allow Moses and Aaron into the land of promise.
Preach the Truth
Christians preach the truth in their own view, but it often differs from the truth of the Bible. This is because they are not trying to understand the truth by the Word of God. Many determine what is the truth by their own hearts and thoughts, but we can only know the truth through the word of God.