Vintage message from May 25, 1997.
You know what? I’ll tell you what. I’ll make a commitment to you…I’ll never give you a flowery message just to make you feel good. You know, I want you to feel good about the Lord, I want you to feel good about your walk with the Lord, but you know what? Sometimes as you’re hearing God’s Word, especially if you have sin in your life, especially if you’re not walking right with the Lord, especially if somehow you have allowed yourself to wander away from the Lord, you know what? You’re not supposed to feel good. You’re not supposed to want to be living in the world, and if you find yourself living in the world, if you find yourself ignoring God, if you find yourself in a place where you’re not living and loving the Lord, then you should not be feeling good, and I’m not going to make you feel good. I’m going to tell you the truth from God’s Word. I’m going to teach it the way God’s given it to us, the way I understand it, and you know what? Sometimes as I read it and as I’m studying, it does not make me feel good. It convicts the heck out of me sometimes because I know I’m wrong. I know I have sin in my life. That’s my commitment to you.