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When you receive good advice, the challenge is to recognize it, considering the advice itself, its’ origins, and consequences.

2 Kings 17:13

13 Yet the Lord warned Israel and Judah by every prophet and every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep my commandments and my statutes, in accordance with all the Law that I commanded your fathers, and that I sent to you by my servants the prophets.”

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When wondering why Gospel truths fly by those who need them, it could be God allowed them to be deceived, after previously outright rejecting truths shown, their key chance blown, choosing not to receive when they could have believed, having chose to live sinfully as they pleased.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

9 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

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As in the Parable of the Sower, where some people received God’s message effectively, we are shown effective believers who correctly accepted the scriptures as God’s Words, rather than as mere human writings, transforming them from the inside out.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

13 And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

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