Have you ever been around wrong for so long that you started to think it was right? Then, when you get around right, you stand out like a sore thumb. This is how Saints who are walking in error and deception are operating today. They find themselves in church hearing the truth which exposes the sin in their lives. After a while, they start justifying their sin and looking for excuses (or what we call gray areas) to continue to do the things they were doing. Eventually, they will have convinced themselves that their way of living is right and everything else is wrong.
Prov 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
OK, I hear you saying right and wrong, but according to who? According to the word of God. The word of God is truth and it is the only thing you can measure your life against without prejudice. The word of God will remain the same no matter what you are facing or how you view the situation.
For example, we tend to decide how we are going to respond according to the situation and not according to the word. We somehow feel justified in going off when it comes to our money and our children. But, we can let it go when it is dealing with something we consider trivial. Wrong Answer!! You still have to love, forgive, be slow to anger, speak truth in love, tell the truth, have peace and joy no matter what. The word of God does not change! Who told you it was ok to act a certain way because your situation is just a little different. Everyone thinks their situation is an exception to the rule. God still frowns upon divorce, but he loves the couple involved. God still says homosexuality is an abomination, but he loves the ones who are living the lifestyle. God still says if you are lusting in your mind it is just like committing the act, but he still loves the one who is doing it. This is a new year. Stop deceiving yourselves. Stop letting the devil deceive you. And stop letting people who are living sinful lives tell you that your life is ok. Measure it against the word of God and let his truth reveal the sin in your life, This year purpose in your heart to let your light shine in dark places and stop being the darkness in a place full of light.
Fight the Good Fight of Faith and Be Encouraged,