It’s Satan’s oldest trick in the book...twist Truth.
And we are all falling for it.
Whether we are listening to a Pastor for the east side or the west side, we are choosing to listen to only those that our itching ears want to hear from.
The solution...turn your audio bible on in your home for 1 month. Tell me if you don’t hear a definite distinction between the church and the Bible.
Listen friends, this is not bash your Christian neighbor post, this is love your Christian neighbor post. If we are worried about being people seekers instead of being in awe and reverence of God, we are simply on the wrong road and are not advancing the Kingdom in anyway shape or size. We don’t have to throw fire and brimstone and we don’t have to hide under the lilies in the Valley, but we do need to share Truth, which sometimes can feel like fire and brimstone and other days like hiding under lilies in the Valley.
You see all of God’s word needs to be shared. We are not just living in the New Testament so we can rip out the Old...we need it all. If you haven’t read revelation, you will see history tends to repeat itself and if you haven’t read history, you might believe that God did away with wrath all together.
I am excited to share in this journey with a generation that rises up to hear all of God’s word. To know that He chastises those He loves...and listen, if you’ve ever been chastised by God, you can clearly distinguish between an abusive husband or father, to instead a Father that doesn’t want you to jump off a cliff. There’s a big difference.
Bible Gateway this morning provided the Verse of the Day as John 16:33. It reads: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
As you read this, you should question, “What things have you told me”? “What things must I know in order to obtain the peace of Christ”? Then you should go back and see what He says. After that, come back and share with me your thoughts on this blog. I’d love to interact with you.
In the meantime, remember that the disciples were either martyred in a brutal way or exiled. Listen friends, sharing full truth, both balanced in love and correction, void of opinion and full of the word of Christ, does not offer popularity with people, but it does ensure that you will find peace with God.