Free from Control or Under Control?

The only way to be free from the control of sinful men is to put yourself completely under the control of God.

If you become so called “free” from control of men but then lean on your own understanding you’ll just end up under the control of your sinful, ignorant and selfish nature… Which is worse because you’ll be responsible for your own error.

The fear of the Lord makes your actions wise. The knowledge of what’s Holy causes you to have understanding on how to structure your lifestyle for growth and fruitfulness.

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

1 Corinthians 7
22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.
23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

1 Corinthians 9
19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

Industry vs Ministry

There’s a huge difference between a business that corrupts Kingdom ministry, and a ministry that conducts Kingdom business.

They take you in entirely different directions.

Proverbs 9
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

The fear of the Lord is crucial, but its just the start. The knowledge of the Holy takes you further and allows you to be more effective and fruitful. It gives you the understanding to bring everything together.