I thought to drop this for you to think upon as we approach another weekend. Make sure you invest quality time with God and be refreshed.
The greatest issue between man and God: SIN.
Jesus Christ dealt with it when He died for us on the Cross. Whatever is or carries sin is not worthy of heaven. That is why Jesus became the middle man. He came to redeem us from sin and bring us into the reality of God’s righteousness. This is not a passive matter. This ain’t “once saved, saved forever”.
The problem of the average believer is refusing to work out one’s salvation with fear and trembling, in the very words of the apostle Paul.
True righteousness is not passive and all about confessing. True righteousness begins with an understanding…understanding God and His nature. True righteousness makes you hate iniquity. True righteousness will instill the fear of God in you. True righteousness will quicken you to flee all appearances of evil. True righteousness will fill your heart with God’s concern and agenda. True righteousness will make you a person of humility.
Nonetheless, it begins with having a quick UNDERSTANDING of the fear of God according to Isaiah 11:3-4:
“3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.”
Lets ask the LORD to quicken our hearts to love what He loves and hate what He hates…and fill our heart with His intents and Kingdom agenda. You can’t be a friend of the world and its lusts, and equally claim to be God’s friend according to James 4:4 and I John 2:15-17. Amen!