Traveler or Disciple
Following Jesus is not a soundbite religion.
Never confuse a soundbite with God’s goads.
Expect to be pricked, offended and made uncomfortable.
God’s Goads are designed to spur us onto action and deeper reflection.
It is up to you what you do or do not do.
God’s Goads are meant to drive one closer or further away from the only loving God.
The words of the wise are like goads,
their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails
-given by one Shepherd.
goads (third person present)
provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate some action or reaction.
“he goaded her on to more daring revelations”
drive or urge (an animal) on with a goad.
a spiked stick used for driving cattle.
Large crowds were travelling
with Jesus and
turning to them He said…
Luke 14:26 in 60 Minutes