Archive | July 2015

When wrong is so appealing…

Right is right and wrong is wrong. It is as simple as that. And please understand that I am not referring to Carlette’s definition of right and wrong but the definition given by God’s word. It is becoming easier to do wrong because that is all we are surrounded by. It even looks good and fun. It’s luring and intriguing; something like the forbidden fruit that Eve couldn’t resist. Temptation will always be present but will we have enough self-discipline to repel and run in the other direction towards right. Main stream media is rewarding people for what God says is wrong. We’ve begun to compromise the truth because we are afraid of hurting people’s feelings. When did believers become such push overs? We have to stop cutting out the pieces of God’s word that is appealing to our lifestyles and stop preaching exhorts that will tingle the ears of the sensitive double minded Christians. The unadulterated truth must prevail! Perhaps our moral compasses have to be recalibrated so that the needle always lands on truth. Bobbing from side to side like a pendulum won’t make us feel any better. In reality, it wears us thin and then we wonder why we slip easily into depression, into poor decisions, or into states of complacency that prevent us from growing. We can never find peace if our thought life is on a pendulum. In order to really allow God’s word to rule our lives, we must first concede that our life is not our own and that we were bought with a price. In order to be certain that our wrong aligns with His wrong, we must believe He is ruler of the Universe, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. If we don’t allow these truths to be changed by our circumstances, then the truth will always make us free and we won’t be concerned with having freedom to do as we please. When we are searching for freedom it is really our way of saying that we are searching for an excuse for our moral compass to be off centered. As humans, we want the liberty to please our flesh when we feel like it.  Our emotions are always on the brink of taking over. How do we combat this? We cover ourselves in the truth and feed our spirits. Think of how a hair stylist might apply a chemical to a client’s hair. The roots of the hair will be completely covered leaving none of it without the chemical because the chemical is intended to change the current state to the state that is desired. Do the same with the word of God to your emotional roots until you reach the desired state. You’ll find that this will be an ongoing process and reapplication will be necessary; often in the same areas. Some areas are just more stubborn that others and difficult to change. This covering with the truth will give you the strength and courage that you need to live out the truth no matter what others are doing and no matter how appealing the world will try and make it. Right is right and wrong is wrong!