July 6th, 2021
"Though the Lord gives you the bread of distress and the water of oppression, your teacher will no longer hide, but you will see your teacher. If you stray to the right or left, you will gear a word that comes from behind you: 'This is the way; walk in it.' You will defile your silver-plated idols and your gold-covered priestly vests, and you will scatter than like menstrual rags. 'Get out, you will say to them." Isaiah 30:20-22
When were walking down the oath of our life, we get to choose where we get to go. When we come to a fork in the road, there's going to be that voice in the back of your head that is leading you down one of the paths. Its the Holy Spirit guiding you down the good path! And when we find that path, we realize that this life is so much better than the old one we used to have. We're free! So we leave alone our old thoughts and habits and ways of doing things that lead us down the wrong path and we continue to go down the path with God by our side every step of the way.
July 12th, 2021
"But you, dear friends: build each other up on the foundation of your most holy faith, pray in the Holy Spirit, keep each other in the love of God, wait for the mercy if our Lord Jesus Christ, who will give you eternal life. Have mercy on those who doubt. Save some by snatching them from the fire. Fearing God, have mercy on some, hating even the clothing contaminated by their sinful urges." Jude verses 20-23
As Christians, we are supposed to be imitators of God. Loving others just as Jesus did and does. Helping one another in their faith, praying for one another and waiting for Jesus' return. Verse 23 says: "Save some by snatching the from the fire." Fire, obviously meaning the lake of fire that those who don't receive eternal life are thrown into on Judgment Day. By being imitators of Christ, we are called to save those who are headed to eternal punishment. We all are headed there, but through Jesus, we can inherit the kingdom of God and live eternally with Him! But saving those from eternal doom should be common sense. Because if we love Jesus, and follow in His footsteps, we are able to help those who are blinded by sin. In that same verse, "Fearing God, have mercy on some, hating even the clothes contaminated by their sinful urges." Fearing God means that we have respect for him and follow the instructions God wrote for us. While we are being imitators of Christ and helping those who need help, we should also be following the rules that God set for us in the Bible. Even if it means that some rules done match up with laws in your area. Earth isn't gonna last forever but eternity will. God hates sin. That is why we ask forgiveness for the sins that overtake us. There are some people who's life is so full of sin, that they are completely blinded of the love of God because the devil overtook their life. Were called to love those people, but hate the sin that is covering them. So love people, be imitators of Christ, and save people from the fire that is to come.