Joyce Meyer Said What God Did Not Say

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 17And it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.

 18And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart. ( 1 Kings 8:17-18)

God did not allow David to build him a house.  His son Solomon did. Because David was a man of war and blood was on his hands. But David intended to do it. And for that good intention God told him he did well because it was in his heart. He wanted to even though he did not get to.

Joyce Meyer said one day these exact words; “God said to me, “Joyce good intentions is not obedience.” (I don’t listen to Joyce Meyer but I happened to be channel surfing past her one day when I heard her say this.) Immediately it came to my remembrance what God told Solomon about David wanting to build him a house..

When we intend to do something for God God says we do well. So is intending to do well obedience to God? Yes. It is never disobedience which is what Joyce Meyer said God told her it was. Anything that is well or good is never in disobedience to God. Even a good intention is pleasing to God. There is no gray area with God. Either it is sin or it is not sin. Good intentions is not sin.

IE:A man could intend to love and provide for his family, then illness lays him up, but still his intention to work hard and provide for his family is accepted by God as a good thing. Even though he was unable to fulfill his intentions to do good. God would never tell a father who intended to provide for his family then his wife suddenly dies that he failed to be obedient.

Joyce Meyer should have cited these verses from the Bible saying that if we have good intentions we do well. If we intend to do something and do not carry through our intentions seen by God it  is still doing well. But not carrying through with our good intentions could be caused by many reasons. She was not clear in her so called teaching.

She presented God as thoughtless and inconsiderate. God appreciates anything we do for him even if it is just a good intention.

9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sandy on April 17, 2011 at 18:05



  2. Your issue is with God. He is the one who told Solomon that when David intended to build him a house he DID WELL… not me. Also your attitude towards God is not anything I want to be around.

    No matter if the intention is carried out as in king David’s case STILL the intention itself is doing well. God said this not me. I merely pointed out the passage where he said this. The road to hell cliche is not from the Bible so I reject it point blank..
    You miss the entire point of what God said; he said the intention is doing well. Not whether you carry it out or not. The intention ITSELF is doing well, this is the point you miss.
    If you tell the bank you intend to pay and do not, then you did not do well. BUT the intention you had is still doing well. Good intentions are good in themselves. Per se. But Meyer said they are not. She said this not God.

    You took off running down a dead-end road. Joyce Meyer is wrong because she said something contrary to what the Bible says. She has also said other things that are wrong. I just mentioned one. Many things she says are being thoroughly refuted all over the web. Why? Because God wants the truth known not her imaginations.


  3. 18And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart. ( 1 Kings 8:17-18)

    It is clear and easy to see and understand what God said here.
    David did WELL when he had a good intention.


  4. Posted by noneofyour business on April 20, 2011 at 04:11



    • It is strange that you cannot understand what God told Solomon.
      I cannot make it any clearer than God did.
      I suggest you read it again what God told Solomon.
      The intention itself is good. I wish you could understand the plain text of God’s word.


  5. Posted by noway on April 20, 2011 at 04:14

    delete rude comments


  6. Posted by Sandy on April 29, 2011 at 17:25

    delete rude comments


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