"Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, 'I will, sir,' but he did not go." Matthew 21:30
This is kind of like promise last week. The difference is we may not "promise" we are going to do something. We might just "say" we will. In fact, in our own defense, it might be the reason we give for "not" doing something - right? Or... How often do we say, I know I do, "in a minute" but we definitely do not mean in "60 seconds"?
Moses is showing the people, again, that God IS with them. He does what God tells him to do and gets water out of a rock "for the people to drink". (Exodus 17:6) Paul is encouraging the Philippians to be encouraging to each other, giving "tenderness and compassion." (Philippians 2:1) In the Gospel reading Jesus is telling about two sons - neither of which actually did what he (the son) said he would do but one actually DID do what the father had asked. (Matthew 21:29)
Doing what God is asking us to do, talking about how - like the Israelite people - we have known and felt God's presence helps others to be encouraged which is what Paul is encouraging. The question is are we doing what God asked us to do? Are we talking about feeling God's presence with us? Something to think about..........
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.