Well, it's been a few weeks since I've bored you with my commentaries, so here we go, just in time for the weekend!
Did you know that we were called to be bold, and not meek? What I mean is, did you know that we are supposed to be fearless, bold soldiers of the Lord? We are not to back or otherwise cower down or compromise our faith under ANY circumstances? It's true, America. We are not to merely turn the other cheek when we witness any wrongdoing or transgression against God's law.
The enemy does not want you to know this, because the great deceiver (lower case) is afraid of bold men (and women) for GOD (UPPERCASE). God does not compromise, nor should we. We should use ANY and EVERY opportunity afforded to us to correct wrong and reveal God's love and plan for our lives (no matter the cost). Will it be easy? Absolutely not. Will we be persecuted? Absolutely. In fact, God promised us almost certain persecution by following him and doing what is right, not what is culturally accepted. Remember when Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back at the infamous cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? It is not always easy to press forward without looking back at our sins and transgressions, but that is EXACTLY what we are to do. Things like PRIDE and TRADITION can definitely trip us up.
Don't get mired down with comfortable sin. Look ahead to God with BOLD COURAGE that only the HOLY SPIRIT can supply! God Speed in all you attack, and perservere until the end! Remember, the enemy will flee if you resist!
Till Next Time,
Your Partner in War against Immorality
Dave Hodson, LifeQuest Church