God’s honor

To forcibly put an end to something is to stop it in its tracks.  There are somethings that this can be done to very easily.  For example, a military project gone sour or a science project gone awry.  Then there are some issues or hot topics that seem to be very hard or difficult to get a handle on.  Things like human trafficking, the opioid crisis or immigration.  A wise king once said “For this, however, you must know, I find that God has made simple.  Mans complex problems are of his own devising.”  Eccl 7: 29.

What about sin!  As long as man, the pinnacle of God’s creation, is on this earth than sin will always be present.  God has a plan.  The time is coming when one day it will be wiped off the face of the earth and this planet will be purged and made clean.

Suppressing God’s righteousness is a key gateway to sin.  It is grating with my reality on a very personal level.  The question then becomes ‘what is my reality?’  It is the One true Living God who is second to none.  “Jesus Christ, His one and only Son, my Lord, who came down from heaven.  By the power of the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary and became man.  Judged under  Pontus Pilot, suffered, died and was buried.  On the third day He rose from the dead, in fulfillment with the Scriptures.  He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father..” He is my personal Lord and Savior.  That is my morality.  If I suppress God’s righteousness then I enter into a dead tailspin away from God. Doing so is my self-righteousness and it underminds who God is.  This leads to sin and there are consequences.  This sin does not change the heart.  It is a charged heart that changes one’s life.  When I am charged with a sin my first response might be the fight or flight response.  The first response should be to go to the Lord.  Depending on God’s righteousness means seeking His guidance – go to the Lord  first.  God provides guidance just when we need it.  Trust God’s rioghteousness puts God’s glory above personal risk.

I must be willing to put God’s honor above personal risk.


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