Sunday, September 13, 2015

Look Out!!

The devil has dug a pit and laid a snare for us. Look out! Look out!!

If he can't get us by deception and clever lies, he'll trip us up by using our love and friendships with one another to attack our allegiance to the Almighty.

How many well-meaning Christians do you know who are straying from the LORD yet you can't bring yourself to correct them since it could affect the relationship? So you look the other way in the beginning, and then eventually go along with them in their error.

Look at all the teachers and speakers who walk lock-step with false teachers and false prophets, joining them in their conferences and on their TV shows - all in the name of love and unity. We're told not to curse them for doing so, but to just judge them by what they say, not by what they're going along with. This is a trap. What begins as accommodation ends in participation.

To those who allow friendships to stifle hearing from God, they will no longer hear from God. The time will come when God will stop revealing truth to those who look the other way when error enters the camp.

The other extreme are those who nit-pick at others when they do not agree with a friend's opinions. Friendships are lost and division in the Body occurs when men strain at gnats and swallow camels. This too is a snare of the enemy.

Love AND truth!! One cannot overshadow the other. Pray for one another that we all can keep the balance of those two divine attributes.

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace." James 3:13-18

"Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever" - 1 Pet. 1:22-23

"“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." - Matt 18:3

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