The shiny objects of this world are meant to lure us away from God. Nevertheless, no matter how we try to justify our sinful ways, God’s commandments aren’t suggestions, recommendations, or considerations, and we can’t name-drop our Lord to camouflage transgressions. Trust me, if we try to delete or manipulate the meaning of His Word, it won’t end well, as Adam and Eve proved.
God and His Word are One; who would dare suggest corrections are needed?
(See John 1:1.)
My post has had one central theme for the past five weeks: God’s Word.
- Take Him at His Word
- God’s Written Voice
- Show Me in the Word
- The Word-faith Connection
- I’m Counting on You, LORD!
I don’t preplan these weekly writings; I write as the Holy Spirit leads. I can only assume He’s sending a message for believers to pay more attention to what He has already spoken.
Who will stand unapologetically on the Word?
Because of the social media era, the pressure of public opinion is widespread like never before. The Word warns us to be sober and vigilant; the devil is as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (see 1 Peter 5:8). When we find ourselves bending, twisting, and lying to defend ungodly ways, we have been or are in the process of being devoured. Friendship with the world is enmity with God (see James 4:4).
Therefore, we must purposefully keep God at the forefront so as not to be swayed in an opposing direction. Standing solidly on the Word is a bold step of faith—while on the other side, wobbling between two positions is unstable and misleading, especially to unbelievers who watch these acrobatic stunts.
In Luke 9:23, Jesus said, if anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily. To follow Jesus means to be sold out to Him and live according to His Word despite the pressurizing force to do otherwise.
The Word has spoken on every issue. It is not God who must conform to our ways; we must measure up to His ways. Otherwise—this won’t end well!
See you next time on Paulette Talks Faith.