It’s such a shame that the media always focus in on the negative and not the positive. Like today I’ve woken up to press stories on facebook about a Christian “Mom” Blogger who has now divorced her husband and is dating another woman. Can you imagine the same headline for a Gay Blogger who found Christ, I don’t think so!
In Mark 11 we read the story of the fig tree, a tree full of leaves and show but bearing no fruit. We need to be wary of “Christians” who are like this. We need to be wary of those who label themselves “Christian” as a form of religious belief but who have no personal relationship with God. I was reminded only yesterday of the need to focus on God alone. If the devil taunts or tempts look him straight in the eye, that is do not be afraid of him, do not give in to him and walk away from the temptations.
It appears that in this particular case the Blogger was already advocating behaviours outside of God’s teaching and that is the start of the slippery slope. If we are grounded in God, grounded in his word whatever Satan says to us we can rebuke. Jesus himself used scripture when tempted in the wilderness, how much more should we use it in these dark days.
TURN YOUR BACK
Bearing no fruit, barren, desolate, desperate, franticly trying to tempt us, audaciously wooing us with attractive bait, feeding our cravings, talking to our greed, not our needs, talking to our lust as we’re pulled into the dust, disgust, not a word our God uses, we have no excuses but God still absolves us once we resolve to walk with him, when we recognise our sin, open your eyes to the love he offers, turn your back on the scoffers, the false teachers and preachers, those who seek to entice you with their lies, keep your eyes on the prize the perfecter of our faith who stands with arms open wide and as the battle rages we remember that the wages of sin is death yet the free gift of God is eternal life, don’t give into the lies, don’t get sucked in to the spiral of destruction, don’t let any obstruction stand between you and Jesus, trust and obey and you will receive his forgiveness.