AWAKE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND SIN NOT; FOR SOME HAVE NOT THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD: I SPEAK THIS TO YOUR SHAME. I CORINTHIANS 15:34 KING JAMES.
Have you ever gone through something, and it just seemed unbearable? It just did not seem fair? It hurt, it hurt bad?
For myself anyway, I have gone through such things, the times, that I recall, though that really made an impact, or woke me up. Was because I was in sin. I was not living a life of righteousness.
I will be honest, we cannot play church. We cannot play religious. We must walk in love, and we must forgive. We must be accountable. If we are not accountable, we do not grow. We must have a heart to truly obey God. These things make a difference. And when we truly awake to truth, in Christ, and receive salvation, by accepting Christ as Lord and savior, we should realize, that grace is a gift, but don’t abuse it.
I never want to abuse grace with Christ, because I know my sins, put Him on the cross. So, I don’t want to play with sin. But how did I get that revelation? Because like that scripture above states, “Some have not the knowledge of God, I speak this to your shame.”
Yes, my sins, shamed me. And very much so! Because I did realize that Christ cleansed me, saved me, but why go back to sin, or shame, when I could avoid it? How? I realized I did not have the knowledge of God….or I would not be reaping what I had.
BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED: FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. GALATIANS 6:7 KJV.
I reaped pain sorrow. Unhappiness. Loneliness. Desperation. Fear….
I began to search for God. I knew of God, but I was walking the fence between the world, and God. Not everything was a bed of roses. I found thorns…..
I had to see, what pleased Him, what mattered to Him. I began to look at this differently. For it is a relationship.
When you care for people, you honor them, love them, nurture them. But you don’t take the relationship for granted. You don’t treat them like crap, and then expect them to extend grace to you in return. It just does not work that way. You have to care. If you do not care, then you will reap things, you don’t want. I did not want to do that to my Lord, my God, my heavenly Father. Because Christ paid the price. I began to see in my relationship with God, never to take for granted, what He did on the cross for me.
And for the record, I am not being specific in the sense, in any particular situation. About relationships with people. But some do not have the knowledge of God. Or they would not do the things they do! So how do you deal with it? All I can say is pray…..
But don’t forget while you are praying. Remember….That we all sin, we all come short of the Glory of God. I am so glad the Holy Spirit, convicts me of that, because I am not perfect. I know it. And I don’t expect perfection from anybody either.
I am stating this, because relationship with Christ, should never be taken for granted. And I suppose it is also a reflection in how we treat our family, friends, etc. What do you truly cherish? What do you look at and see, that you cannot do without? To me that’s God. And family. They are not up for any kind of compromise.
Or we can miss it. We can easily get distracted, and deceived by the enemy, and we have to be careful. Sin really scares me. Because it challenges you. It teases you, and flaunts itself, like a prize, but it is not a prize, it is deadly. It deceives. The wages of sin, is death.
FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH; BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD. ROMANS 6:23 KJV.
So it scares me in the sense, not only because it could bring physical death, but spiritual death, and I never want to be separated from God. So I submit to God, resist the enemy, and I know he must flee. But I have my part. I will not play with sin, the thought of sinning, or losing my salvation. I will not play with spiritual entities, or things I know, from reading my bible that are offensive to God. I won’t. I get convicted. And I am so glad I do.
I do that in fear of God. And I don’t care what anybody says. I FEAR GOD! Its one of the best things I can do for myself spiritually, and I know lots of sweet thinking folks, don’t understand this. But I do. I fear God, because I never want to lose my relationship, or abuse it, or open the door to anything that is not of God. I don’t. I don’t want to offend God. How ignorant it is for people, to ignore the creator of heaven and earth. How dumb it is to play with things that actually God is offended with. To get Him angry, to play with their salvation. But this is what other spiritual entities will do, they will deceive a person, and they will cause someone to lose even daily blessings. They will sin. Then they will call evil good, and good evil. Yes I do fear God. I AM AFRAID OF GOD!
So, learning most of the things I did the hard way, gave me the desire to receive knowledge, understanding. Life will do that. But only if you are committed to Christ. And there’s a lot still, I don’t understand, but I do understand enough to stay away from sin. Even thinking something, sometimes, brings me to my knees, and because I “know” what God says about some matters, it is enough to convict me.
It woke me up. This scripture above says a lot. And I love my King James bible for that reason. I always recommend it because it is holy, and the others are corrupt. I hope it blesses you, it blessed me today.
Have a wonderful day….in Christ, I praise God….THANK YOU FATHER!!!
OH THAT MEN WOULD PRAISE THE LORD FOR THIS GOODNESS, AND FOR HIS WONDERFUL WORKS TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN! PSALMS 107:21 KING JAMES.