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Joy And Justice

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You’re wrong and I’m right. That’s just how it is.

That’s the way most people think and act. They believe in their hearts that they’re right and nobody else is.

That’s not what Yahweh says. In Proverbs, above, it tells us Yahweh weighs our hearts. It’s not up to us to tell everyone they’re wrong.

We need to focus on Yahweh and live in joy and justice; not in sin and picking at other’s sins. And we’re to stay away from sin and not do it.

Here’s how David put it:

Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips. Don’t incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness with men who work iniquity. Don’t let me eat of their delicacies. Psalm 141:3-4

Delicacies… We’re all about that, aren’t we? Something delightful or pleasing. We can get ourselves into some hot water there.

Satan likes to deceive us just enough to hook us in.

Oh yes, it’s happened to me, too. It happens to everyone.

We see that fun thing; knowing it’s a sin, but, we justify it by saying something like, “It’s just a little thing. It won’t hurt me or anyone.” That’s the lie that sucks us in.

We need to stop that. Yes, it’s hard, isn’t it? I know!

We must set our sights on a higher plane. We must look upward to Yahweh and our Eternal Home.

We must be about the Lord’s business. Yes, it’s hard work. But, that’s what keeps us from sinning. It’s what wins souls for Christ.

Yes, there’s time for fun and games. His word talks of rejoicing and having fun. Get into The Word and learn about Him and Eternity. All work and no play make for a dull life. Let’s use it to our advantage and to advance the Kingdom of Christ.

Where do you stand in the joy and justice of Yahweh? Comment, let’s chat.

Character Flaws

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Our homes, labs of human experience, provide the climate for spiritual education.

When some character flaw (sin) is revealed in us, we must take that flaw to our Lord for His help in correcting it.

Yahweh is our disciplinarian. He administers our punishment and corrections.

While discipline isn’t a joy ride and is painful at times, later, after learning from it, we will have peace, because we start living in the right way.

We all have character flaws that need discipline and correcting. All one needs to do is to “people watch”. You know what I mean. Go to the mall and sit and just watch. The other place could be a public park or garden with people. Central Park, in NY, for example. That’s a huge place. One would never run out of places to sit and people watch. All sort of things can be seen by people watching. I suppose that’s why there is the entertainment industry. We like to watch other’s flaws, and forget we have any. Until all of a sudden, a scene strikes a nerve in you. All because it reminds you of yourself. Don’t deny it. It’s true.

We need to surrender to Yahweh and allow Him to correct us. To make us more like Him.

How are you doing at surrendering to Him and being obedient? Comment and share your experience. The good and bad.

We all need to see that we’re not alone in this thing. Let’s bless each other! Yes, me too! That’s what I’m saying above. I people watch and then get struck! I’m guilty!

God Imitators

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The character that we bear of God’s children obliges us to resemble Him, especially in His love and goodness, in His mercy and readiness to forgive.

As the sacrifice of Christ was satisfyingly effective with God, so His example should be prevailing with us, and we should carefully copy it.

There’s no room for evildoing! You don’t do evildoing, you say? Are you sure of that?

Let’s do a quick mental check:

  • Expressing a bad attitude
  • Hoping for someone else’s bad fortune
  • Plotting revenge

Need I go on?

Over the years I’ve noticed a trend in people expressing their minds about how they believe so and so deserves to get a taste of their own medicine. That kind of thinking is sinful. Yahweh isn’t particularly excited that we’re thinking, talking, nor acting on this attitude. It’s clear in His word!

Yes, on occasion I’ve fallen prey to that thinking. I’m not immune to sin. Shocker, I know! None of us is immune to sin. We’re born into it. Yahweh’s word tells us we are. Go see for yourselves. I encourage you to pour over and delve into His word. Learn what it says. Be imitators of HIM! Not imitators of the world.

Are you an imitator of Yahweh? If so, comment your experience. Let’s talk.

Slip of The Tongue

Ecclesiastes 5:6 imageYou should never make a promise you’re not going to be able to keep. Also, you should never make a promise that will lead you to sin. Yahweh doesn’t like when we lie and sin. He will destroy everything we worked for when we lie and sin.

 

We all do it. Sometimes unknowingly at first. Once we’ve realized the lie and sin and what is going to happen we need to seek to correct it before it gets worse. Better yet, don’t make promises that will lead to sin. How? Here’s how:
  1. When asked to make a promise/vow we need to seek deep into our soul and looking at the long term big picture (not fooling ourselves with wishful thinking) asking ourselves:
    1. Where will this lead?
    2. What’s the end result?
  2. Once you see the end result and know it will lead to sin don’t make the promise/vow.

Problem solved before it ever happens.

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Sin Struggles

Without discipline we will run amok. Even though sin is present we can avoid sinning.

Children of The Most High God are disciplined. Why? Because we struggle with sin. Without discipline we go on in sin living unrighteously. Discipline helps us realign our priorities to match Yahweh. Are you aligned righteously with Yahweh? If not, why?

Sin as defined by the dictionary is wrongdoing. Knowing and doing wrong. This could be a physical act or mental act. How so?

  • Physically we act out doing wrong. God’s word is full of examples of doing wrong. Go investigate for yourself. Do your own study.
  • Mentally we scheme against people we don’t like thinking of ways we can get revenge. Or, we have a bad attitude. There’s oodles of TV shows that perpetuate this mentality.

I’ve done it too. None of us is immune to the lies of satan. He deceives us with a play on words.

Yahweh disciplines us just like a father disciplines his children. Any suffering you’re going through, hang tight. There’s a lesson in it. Also, it builds your character and faith.

Three ways you can stay strong in the LORD:

  1. As you struggle: Pray. Seek Yahweh. Lift up your struggle and ask Him for what you need. His Word tells us ask and it will be given…according to His will. It can not be for selfish reasons. It has to be something that will honor and glorify Yahweh, not you.
  2. Read The Word: The more you’re in The Word the less you are bothered by your struggles, the more blessed and loved you will feel. You’ll find answers in His Word too.
  3. Seek community: Fellowship with other believers. Ask them to pray with and for you. You will be blessed more than you can imagine when you live for the LORD and not self.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Abba Yahweh, I lift up the readers of this blog post to You. Anyone who is struggling, help them find their way to You and find answers and healing. In the Messiah’s holy name, amen.

Why We Are Wrong!

Nobody likes to be wrong. Nor do we like to be told we are wrong.

Why is that? I’ll tell you why.

We’re a prideful people. We have a sense of achievement about life.

That pride leads to a deep ugly soul disease, as Billy Graham calls it. What’s the name for this disease? Not one of us is immune to it. It strikes every living being.

It is called “sin”. Even if you do not want to admit it, you sin. I sin. WRomans 3:23 imagee ALL sin. It’s part of our fallen human nature.

Romans 3:23-24 tells us this:

Everyone has sinned and fallen short of God’s glorious standard, and all need to be made right with God by his grace, which is a free gift. They need to be made free from sin through Jesus Christ.

We must confess our sin and repent to make ourselves right with God.

1 John 1:9 says this:

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

The next step for the unsaved is this:

Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. 10 We believe with our hearts, and so we are made right with God. And we declare with our mouths that we believe, and so we are saved.

Yes, it’s as easy as that. The kicker, you must not live your old ways. Leave them at the throne of God. He’s already wiped them away. You get a fresh clean start with Jesus as your savior.

The only reason we would keep our sins and re-live them is because we’re believing the lies of satan. He deceived Eve in the Garden. He is still on the job deceiving us today. One major question I ask myself is this:

What does God’s word, The Holy Bible, say about this? Then I start reading His word, praying on it, and meditating on His word. It’s alive and living among us.

If you confessed, repented, and accepted Jesus as your Savior just now say this prayer:

“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

The next steps to take are:

  • Find a Bible believing, preaching, and teaching church to worship and fellowship with other believers. This is important because we need community to help us grow spiritually in our faith.
  • Tell others about your new faith in God that you’re saved.
  • As part of your profession of faith, get baptized.
  • Make sure to spend time daily (it doesn’t have to be all day, a few minutes or whatever you’re comfortable with) in God’s word and pray to God.

Please send me a message and share your story with me and so I can pray for and with you.