The following is an excerpt from my most recent published article, March 13, 2023; “LIKE IT OR NOT YOU CHOSE YOUR SIN!”
GO SIN NO MORE!” I wonder how many understand the significance of these words when under God’s grace, through prayer are appealing for healing and come before him time and again asking for forgiveness for the same sin, and its consequences knowing the act of sin is by choice, as sin is not thrust upon us.
How is it then knowing the truth? Many continue to place their petitions before Yahewa’s throne pleading for mercy forgiveness and healing; without any intent of changing their lifestyle if their prayer were to be answered?
Proverbs 12:2 NKJV
A good man obtains favour from the LORD, But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.
Of course, speculation would be the thought process of these individuals is, “How dare he question my intent!”
Some good people lose much of the pleasantness of religion by the fretfulness and uneasiness of their natural temper, which they indulge. The Lord called the prophet to cease his distrust and to return to his work. If he attended thereto, he might be assured the Lord would deliver him from his enemies. Those who are with God and faithful to him, he will deliver them from trouble or carry them through it. Many things appear frightful, which do not at all hurt a real believer in Christ.
We should frequently consider the person of the Sufferer here spoken of, and ask why, as well as what he suffered, that, meditating thereon, we may be more humbled for sin, and more convinced of our danger, so that we may feel more gratitude and love, constraining us to live to His glory who died for our salvation. Hence we learn, when in affliction, to commit the keeping of our souls to God, that we may not be soured with discontent, or sink into despair.
David was hated wrongfully, but the words far more fully apply to Christ. In a world where unrighteousness reigns so much, we must not wonder if we meet with those who are our enemies wrongfully. Let us take care that we never do wrong; then, if we receive wrong, we may the better bear it.
Job contrasts his present condition with his former honour and authority. What little cause have men to be ambitious or proud of that which may be so easily lost, and what little confidence is to be put in it! We should not be cast down if we are despised, reviled, and hated by wicked men. We should look to Jesus, who endured the contradiction of sinners.
Believers, in this world, need the grace of God, to arm them against temptations, so as to bear the good report of men without pride; and so as to bear their reproaches with patience. They have nothing in themselves but possess all things in Christ. Of such differences is a Christian’s life made up, and through such a variety of conditions and reports, is our way to heaven; and we should be careful in all things to approve ourselves to God.
I am closing with the following statement. Worldly-mindedness is a common and fatal symptom of hypocrisy, for by no sin can Satan have a surer and faster hold of the soul, under the cloak of a profession of religion. Something the soul will have, which it looks upon as the best thing; in which it has pleasure and confidence above other things. Christ counsels to make our best things the joys and glories of the other world, those things not seen which are eternal, and to place our happiness in them.
Such power attended our Lord’s words, that many were convinced, and professed to believe in him. He encouraged them to attend his teaching, rely on his promises, and obey his commands, notwithstanding all temptations to evil. Thus doing, they would be his disciples truly; and by the teaching of his word and Spirit, they would learn where their hope and strength lay. Christ spoke of spiritual liberty; but carnal hearts feel no other grievances than those that molest the body and distress their worldly affairs.
Robert a humble obedient servant to Yeshua and his father in heaven Yahewa.
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