About Pastor Rick Warren

<< Daily Hope with Rick Warren

Is Your Idea in Harmony with God’s Word - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - July 12, 2020

  • 2020 Jul 12

rick warrens daily hope new banner may 2022

Is Your Idea in Harmony with God’s Word
By Rick Warren

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Luke 21:33 NIV).

Many times we wonder if an idea that came to us is an instruction from God, a deception from Satan, or just something we want to do. It is extremely important to recognize the difference and know how to discern God’s voice, because it can have eternal consequences.

In fact, sometimes evil gets blamed on God when people say, “God told me to do it!” The Bible says in 1 John 4:1, “Don’t always believe every message you hear just because someone says it is a message from God; test it first to see if it really is” (TLB).

God will never contradict his Word. God doesn’t say one thing and then change his mind and say another thing. If he said it, it’s true, and it will always be true.

God is consistent. He isn’t moody. He will never tell you to violate a principle that he’s already given in his Word, the Bible.

So the first question you need to ask is, “Does this thought line up with what God has already said?” If what’s in your mind contradicts something that God has already said in the Bible, then you know it’s wrong.

Jesus said in Luke 21:33, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (NIV). God’s Word is eternal, because truth never changes. If something was true 5,000 years ago, it was true 1,000 years ago, it is true today, and it will be true 5,000 years from today.

People might say, “God said it, I believe it, that settles it.” No! God said it, and that settles it!

Always ask yourself, “Is this idea in harmony with the Word of God?”

 PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick

For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!


gods power to change your life rick warren givingtuesday

NEW Matching Grant Opportunity Just Added!

The $25,000 Matching Grant was met in full thanks to faithful friends like you. And now a NEW $10,000 Match has been offered to double gifts to Daily Hope!

This means even more people around the world can hear about the hope of Jesus on TV, on the radio, or online and find new life in him. And there’s nothing more important at this crucial moment in history than for us to boldly live out our faith—and bring more people to Jesus.

But this special matching opportunity is only available until midnight tonight, so please don’t wait.

As thanks for your GivingTuesday gift, we’ll send you Pastor Rick’s book, God’s Power to Change Your Life. This inspiring hardback book is filled with simple but profound truths from the Bible to help you experience the life change you’ve been longing for.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to have your gift doubled by the NEW Matching Grant right now.

Thank you for giving today to help even more people around the world hear about the hope found only in Jesus.

All gifts will be doubled up to the full amount of the grant. Thank you for your generous support!

*The USA IRS code permits you to deduct the amount of your financial gift to Daily Hope that exceeds the fair market value of materials you received from Daily Hope.

This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

You can listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.



More Daily Hope with Rick Warren Articles

Follow Crosswalk.com