1 Corinthians 4:1-2, NCV
“People should think of us as servants of Christ, the ones God has trusted with His secrets. Now in this way those who are trusted with something valuable must show they are worthy of that trust.”
-by Lyn Leahz, 9/15/2012
Have you ever really stopped to consider the fact that God has entrusted in you, as His servant, a great thing? He has trusted you with His Holy Spirit, His divine wisdom and knowledge, with blessings He showers upon you (even those day-to-day things you never really consider), and His truth. God trusts you, His ambassador, to live, walk, talk, breathe, and think as He has shown us through His Holy Scriptures. We are to radiate Christ in everything we do.
The Bible makes many a mention of adultery. When we read it, we oftentimes think of a husband and wife; have you ever thought of yourself and God? Is the ‘Body of Christ’ not His bride? And so in a sense, not only are you His child, but you are married to Him!
What happens when we give in to temptation from the other god of this world; the lesser god, Satan? I will tell you. The Bible clearly states that we cannot serve two masters, for we will either love the one and hate the other. So, when we live in any way like the world lives; when we have even the vaguest appearance of those who currently belong to the Kingdom of Satan, we are committing adultery against God! Yes, that’s correct; we are fornicating and adulterating spiritually!
For those of you who are married, if you went out today and committed adultery against your spouse, and they found out about it, how hurt do you think they would be, even if it was just one time? “IF” they forgave you, they would have to forgive you daily because they would be so hurt, they would have a hard time dealing with it mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually–in every way. How many times do you think you’ve fornicated and adulterated against God? Too many times to count? Yet He still loves you and forgives you when you go to Him with a sincere heart and repent. Do you think you are earning His trust daily when you cheat God? Did you realize when you sin against someone else, or become angry with another, you are sinning directly against God because He has commanded us to love even our enemies?
So ask yourself this: am I a loyal spouse to my Lord? Do I tip-toe away at night, when it’s dark and I think I can’t be seen, and cheat on Him? Luke 8:17, “For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.” You may be able to sneak around on your spouse and do something lustful or dishonest and hide it from them…for a while; but there’s not one moment you will escape the eyes of God! He even knows your thoughts before you do it! Proverbs 15:3, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”
Examine yourself. How are you living your life? Are you flirting with the enemy, or are you driving on passed him, completely ignoring his insipid bantering, keeping your sight totally fixed on Jesus Christ in the car ahead of you?
I tell you the truth today; we all must show that we are worthy of the trust God has so unselfishly given to us. Quit playing in the devil’s playground. Stop eating from the devil’s table. You can run, but you cannot hide! Look up! Quickly! Your redemption draweth night! There, do you see Him? I can hear the Shofar and the voice of Christ, “Ready or not! Here I come!” Better get yourself and your household in order…fast! Because, the old saying from the game of hide-n-seek everyone knows so well is true for all of us; whether we’re ready or not, He’s coming…and there isn’t very much time left to keep pondering your faithfulness to the One who made you to begin with–Adonai! God! The great I Am!
Are you going to continue sleeping with the enemy in a bed of spiritual adultery? Sounds harsh, but the truth be told, that’s exactly what we do every single time we look, act, think, and speak like the world.
Joshua 24:15, “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Categories: Bible Prophecy, Christian Living
Reblogged this on Lyn Leahz and commented:
An older post I thought was worth sharing again, for those who haven’t seen it.
A much needed post, Lyn – more like the ‘old time’ preaching of 50 years ago, but much more urgent today.
We all – no matter how ‘mature’ in the Lord – need to constantly ask ourselves about our yieldedness. The world, the flesh and the devil seem to sneak in the tiniest of cracks. We need to be aware and alert and in submission to our only Help who will always give us the victory.
Time is running out. We are one day closer.
This is such a timely word, Lyn. So true, and very thought provoking! Daily, we need to examine ourselves, well I know I do, because I want God to be well pleased with everything that I do, with everything that I say, and with everything that I am! Thank you, and may the Lord bless you!
Me, too, Paulette. I was just thinking recently of all of the little stuff that is still just as big to God, but gets overlooked by me. It’s l ike cleaning your house by picking up the kids toys, organizing, and throwing away the trash, but not dusting. So while everything looks nice and feels clean, the stuff that you may not notice as easily is still there making you sick, and you’re sitting around wondering why everything doesn’t seem right..why you’re sneezing and coughing and your eyes are watering…it’s because you made your house look nice, but you didn’t really give it a ‘full’ cleaning. I hope this makes sense! LOL!
I totally understand! One of my daily prayers is, “Lord, shine a light from heaven upon my soul. If you find anything that shouldn’t be, please take it out and strengthen me. I would want to be saved, I want to be right, I’ve got to be whole! Search me Lord!
Amen. I pray for Him to convict me and to show me the things I am doing I might not k now I’m doing wrong, or might stand out to me so I can be right. And for those things that just seem to be difficult, I ask Him to come in and help me.
Nice post Lyn. You have a beautiful weekend and regards.
Thank you, Michael! Same to you, and as always, God bless you!
A very hard question to ask of ourselves, but better to do so, than to have to answer it when He asks why we weren’t…