Friday, July 27, 2012
No Matter What Is Popular,Do What Is Right !
The Bible is our guideline to life. God’s word is to be lived and obeyed. In the modern world some may question the validity of the Bible but Faith is believing without seeing. We should have Faith in God without questioning his teachings.
John 8:7: "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." but also Acts 3:19 "Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.
The key word is REPENT- feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin.When we Repent we should stop that behavior or action that is a Sin. A sin is something we have to ACT upon. Anyone can be a sinner. Anyone can start a bad or ungodly behavior. We as humans have the free will to do OR Not do. That is the difference God gave us from the Angels.
God wanted to give us an opportunity to serve and worship him freely.
No matter what your sin for all are the same in God's eyes. I am not pinpointing one Sin for I want the importance to be that all SIN IS SIN. The importance is that you 1- Ask God to forgive you and 2- Change your ways. For if you continue in Sin you are not seeking forgiveness.
If you are making an active CHOICE in any behavior that is against God’s will then my friend you are Sinning and should ask for repentance.
Will changing be easy? Will those sinful desires go away? No- for we are made of flesh and flesh wants of the world. However, with active prayer and seeking of God can we diminish those desires. I have heard drug addicts state that they had quit X drug for Y amount of time and they still have times that they craved that drug. Keep your relationship with God fresh and he will guide you to continue fighting fleshly desires.
It is well known that the Christian stance is most often the unpopular stance on issues.
This is not new for Jesus Christ himself led an unpopular life.
What is right will not always be easy.
As Christians we know that Man’s word and thoughts will not be how we are judged but if we lived by God’s commands.
When we follow what is popular, we are following the direction of Man’s Heart.
Here is what the Bible states about mankind’s heart that is left unguarded and not aligned with his teachings:
Mark 7:21-22- For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.
Stand firm in your Faith in God and guard your heart against the things of this world.
For we spend but a moment on Earth among men but an eternity in Heaven or Hell. Where you spend eternity is your decision based on your freewill decisions.
If you wonder if a loving and compassionate God would commend anyone to Hell, he doesn’t.
God loves us so much that he gives us every opportunity to be with him. In fact he allowed his own son to die for our Sins. All we have to do is confess our sins and accept him into our hearts. (John 3:16)
Stay strong Christian friends in your values, morals, and beliefs. No matter what is popular, do what is right. Guard your heart and home. Pour into your Bible, prayers, and seeking God in these times. Put on the Armor of God and the war around you will be won in his Holy name.