Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Sometimes it Hurts!


Sometimes my devotions are just too down right convicting. Basically Paul warned Timothy about the degenerating attitudes and actions of false teachers and evil men in the days leading up to Christ's return. OK, got it.

But, the convicting part derived in the application process is that many times we (me) as believers are more concerned, or fear, how these evil men/false teachers will affect us (me) rather than how they will affect God's people and cloud God's character and nature. (2 Timothy 3:1-9)

You (me) see this today in light of COVID, 2020 election, and the political process; we (me) are more afraid of how those things will negatively affect us (me) and our (my) way of living rather than on the destructiveness of evil men and their evil hearts.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Yes, Blessed Are the Peacemakers

At the risk of giving what is holy and/or throwing pearls, the bible student in me is compelled to comment: as much as the accomplishments of Trump's peace accords are, this is not the peace nor peacemaker spoken of in Matthew 7:6.

I am not denigrating his accomplishment or his person but I have a hard time when Scripture is misquoted/applied. He will not be called "a son of God" because of his record.
That which is spoken of in Matthew 7 is concerning those who share the gospel and are used by God to reconcile sinners with a holy God, those who know the gospel are sons of God and thereby share the gospel with those in need of being reconciled.
Those who have been reconciled share the truth with those estranged from God and thereby are called the sons of God because they experience the favor/approval of God.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.