Reconciling the differences between groups of people and their belief systems has become volatile.
Eating chicken on August 1, at Chick fil-A became a hate filled sandwich. Anyone who darkened the doors of those restaurants was labeled a bigot, prejudiced or politically intolerant.
The enemy is doing a number on us to create divisions, hostility and scorn. What appears to be vile and distorted hatred is simply disagreement. The devil has blinded people into believing Jesus was an oppressor, against women and anyone who didn’t agree with him.
That is a lie from the pit of hell.
Maintaining a Biblical view gives the answers we need.
Without the authority of Jesus, we would all want to live our own way. Talk about the “Clash of the Titans.”
Jesus just works. The Bible is his handbook.
He is the cornerstone by which we need to live by.
Our Pastor spoke it unequivocally and quite eloquently. He said,
“What you think about the King, matters.”
What place if any does the “King of Kings” hold in your life?
John 8:31-32 “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
In our endeavors to understand Jesus, we have it backwards.
Christians are trying to figure out how to fit Jesus into their lives, when it should be the other way around.
We should be trying to fit into Jesus’ life; searching for him and seeking his presence.
We should be climbing the hill of Golgotha.
Once you start this process, God will open up his heart to you. Little by little he reveals who he is; his character, personality, and his redeeming love.
Understanding begins in his presence; knowledge and wisdom become prevalent through his word. The Cross becomes more than the pendant you wear around your neck, it is what defines you.
Proverbs 2 is the best explanation of resolving the issues of right or wrong.
The world view is setting the stage for our thoughts and behaviors when we should be speaking forth the wisdom of God. Questions like,
“How can Christians line up to eat chicken when Dan Cathy has intolerantly spoken out against Gay marriage?” He supports the Biblical view of Marriage. The fact that he backed up the Bible is what people screamed about. 30 years ago Gay Marriage was never mentioned, much less deemed a political statement or an acceptable lifestyle.
So if the Bible has never changed its stance on marriage, then what right do we have to do so?
“How can the general public not understand the President’s desire to help the poor and needy?” Well, you don’t rob Peter to pay Paul. God provides for his church who then provides for the poor and needy.
Answers are floating around in the world of media translated by those who know nothing of Jesus, don’t care to know him and desire to live a life without him. Only Jesus is the basis for all answers.
There is the world’s way of doing things and then there is God’s. Discerning his will is the only way we will succeed.
Each one of us must decide how to fill the voids in our lives. If it ain’t working, then maybe you took the wrong turn.
Once you learn who Jesus is, who you are in his life, the answers to these deep seeded questions become clear.
The questions don’t require asking everyone on the block or reading the latest news for their opinions.
Your relationship with Jesus gives you the wisdom, knowledge and understanding to clarify decisions according to his will and teachings.
Some issues are derived from a “knowing” Jesus gives you. Like an automatic door, you “just know” if you should walk through the door or not.
When we allow Jesus to change us, we become more like him.
As you grow in Christ, your thought process will reflect his.
What you think about the “King,” matters.
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