Jul. 19, 2019

What's the point?

“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” James 1:21

Sometimes it feels as though we live life upside down. What is wrong seems right and right is portrayed as wrong. I’m not talking about the sins of others. I’m taking about the sin in me. I’m talking about our willingness to look the other way when our own interests are upheld. Interests and opinions aren’t the same as Christian conviction.

As a person brought up in church raised by Christian parents in a Christian family, I often forget I am as guilty as the next guy. My days of evangelism reveal that it is easier to reach the drunk on the streets as opposed to confronting the sinner sitting in a pew each Sunday. Most of the time, we are so busy talking that we stopped listening to God’s voice a long time ago. Most of the time, we are supporting what we think as opposed to what God commands. Most of the time.

Want to know the difference between right and wrong. Read God’s word. Don’t just listen to it or sing it. READ IT. What does it say to you? It may not say the same thing to me because God’s word is living, breathing and customized.

Could it be that we are so busy trying to convict the world around us that we miss the Holy Spirit’s conviction of our own sins? I’m not sinless. Neither are you.

God’s word is clear: to know what is right and not do it is sin (James 4:17). Instead of watching and pointing fingers at others, as God’s children, let’s watch and see what He points out in our life. Then, let’s correct our mistakes.