Monday, July 13, 2015

A Way Was Made

Romans‬ ‭3‬:‭25‬  - Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God...

God has made a way for all people to be in fellowship with Him. It is our choice to make. If we do choose Christ we are taught what truth is. There's another we believe it or not. If we do not, we do not follow Him. 

I will say what the truth of God's Word states when confronted. I will not back down. I will not argue. But I will hold to what God says is true. Not what might seem out of spite for anyone but out of love for the Lord and His truth. Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (‭1John‬ ‭2‬:‭15‬) I have done my part. It is up to the hearer to have ears to hear and a heart to receive.

I know not everyone, in fact few, will want to hear if His truth goes against their thinking or lifestyle. But if God says...then I believe. Some might want to think God would not do this or that if He is a loving God. But...what does He say about how much He loves...He's willing to discipline. ...My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭12‬:‭5-6‬)

He allowed His Son to die for all of us. If God is so loving how could He have done that? He did it because He loves so much He wants none to perish. He was willing to give One life for the lives of many. Do we choose that life in Christ and all that comes with it? That's where the choice is. If we do we must believe what His Word says.

If I tell the truth as per God I might be confronted with, "Oh, you're just being judgmental."  If I have stated God's truth, I am not. God ultimately is. Ouch. That's despising God. THAT is another hard truth. He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me. (‭Luke‬ ‭10‬:‭16‬)

We are put into all sorts of life situations. We are to learn from them. Christ made a way for us that we would learn what is right, just and true. If we reject His teachings we reject Him. When we learn the truth we must live it out. Perfectly all the time? No. I still struggle with some things myself, those little things like patience...ugh!

God never changes. What He was in the beginning, He is today and will be tomorrow.  He will not change His stance on what He has commanded. If you believe what He says you will stand on that truth and not any price. You could lose friends or family. But you cannot back down. You choose them or you choose the Lord.  That might be the thing that makes you choose not to follow or seek Him. If He is more important than anyone else, this will not hold you back. It's the end result we must strive for...eternal matter the cost. I'm thankful He made a way. 

James 1:12,14-15 - Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. 

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