We must contend for our faith, by fighting for holiness, standing against false teaching and demonstrating, by the obedient lives we live, the truth of the Gospel: that it is possible for a man to live for God, it is possible to be holy.
When everyone else is compromising, will you be UNcompromising?
Are you willing to be the fuddy-duddy, the stick-in-the-mud, the square, the goody-two-shoes, the odd-man-out, the weirdo, the fanatic, the moron, the dinosaur, the last Christian standing?
Are you willing to suffer ALONE?
In the end, the battle is fought on the grounds of FAITH: do we believe that Jesus did all for us, that He will manifest His righteousness in us despite all apparent evidence to the contrary?
Fellowship with God requires a total commitment to exclusivity in the Believer/Disciple/Worshipper. Fellowship with God requires, demands, absolute purity of heart and mind, absolute purity of one’s being. There is no possibility of fellowshipping with God if there is any trace of sin in my heart (my emotions), my mind (my thinking) or my attitude (my approach).
…when deciding to sin we must take God out of the picture, we must assume even just for that moment that God is not “at hand”, that God is “afar off”. We make ourselves believe that somehow, while sinning we are hidden from Him, that He cannot see us.
It is especially in times of trouble that the righteous and the good, must seize the opportunity and use it to share the Gospel: to shed abroad the light that is Jesus.
…Jesus offers peace to us, not war. Let us accept His generous offer, while we can, for it is far more than we deserve from a righteous and Holy God.
When God looks on a Believer, saved by grace, He sees His only begotten Son, Jesus. And because of Jesus, He calls out “Jesurun”: My beloved upright one!
…if we were to depend on our own righteousness for God’s protection/blessing, then we would have none because our righteousness is worthless… But we don’t have to depend on our goodness. Instead, we rely on the PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS of Jesus our Lord and Saviour and through Him we we are blessed.
Even when things are at their worst for us, God is yet showing us mercy because we are alive, we still have a chance to call on His Name.