Okay then… Let’s not go there!

23 Sep

BFThe Spirit makes it clear that as time goes on, some are going to give up on the faith and chase after demonic illusions put forth by professional liars. These liars have lied so well and for so long that they’ve lost their capacity for truth. They will tell you not to get married. They’ll tell you not to eat this or that food—perfectly good food God created to be eaten heartily and with thanksgiving by believers who know better! Everything God created is good, and to be received with thanks. Nothing is to be sneered at and thrown out. God’s Word and our prayers make every item in creation holy.  1 Timothy 4:1-5

It’s kind of sad, but as you read this scripture you can undoubtedly think of 1 or 2 or more churches that you have attended that operate in the very thing that Paul is speaking against above.  In fact, in many churches, delineating what is holy and what is not holy for people to consume or participate in is the very foundation of that body’s faith.  It is almost like there is a following of people out there that want to be told what to do and what not to do.  Just give me the rules, and I will attempt to abide.  It is any ugly thing, but what it really reveals is a lack of understanding of who God really is and a lack in understanding of what grace truly is.

We serve a big God that is full of Grace.  In the rest of this chapter, Paul encourages Timothy to live by the faith that brought him safe thus far.  We too would be wise to do the same.  As soon as we start trusting and living by the rules of man then we slowly move out focus away from God.  And that is the foundation of all sin.  Keep your eyes on HIM today and as always…

be blessed…

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Posted by on September 23, 2007 in Devotional Thoughts


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