LOVE LIES

It seems “love” has become an EXCUSE …..

1. First they say…. God is LOVE … which is true (read 1 Corinthians 1:4 – 8)… but it ain’t the kind of love they are thinking about…. homosexual love can be the most selfish thing on the planet and the “fruits” of it are quite devastating.

2. Second mistake is to think that “love” will protect from JUDGEMENT…. in fact, it was Jesus Christ (the man of love) who said, “IF you “love” me, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS” (John 14:15)

The sick part of all this “lovy dovy” talk is that it’s SELFISH….. and in the case of certain people…. it don’t take a whole lot for the love to quickly turn to hatred… viciousness… spite and malice …… I have seen it myself time and time again….. and the Bible properly identifies this type of “love” as VILE AFFECTIONS (Romans 1:26 – 32)

The statement “God doesn’t judge me why should you” is actually a blatant lie…
God HAS already judged you in his Word….. and we are NOT “judging” you but merely reminding you that “unless you REPENT, you will likewise perish” (Luke 13:3)…… Jesus Christ is simply NOT going to save anybody who does not repent of their sin….. we didn’t make this up….. he said so Himself !

The GOOD NEWS is that there is HOPE….. yes, HOPE… nobody has to live “in a homosexual lifestyle” any longer IF they really want to change….. Jesus has been delivering people from it since the days of the early church !!!!

Read 1 Corinthians 6:11 ….. and rejoice in both the Love and the Power of the finished work of Christ

Today you can start a joyful walk with the Lord…. isn’t that wonderful ? … all you have to do is to want to please God enough to obey Him ….

selfishness

This global economic recession has really revealed the true hearts of a lot of people.

Grasping and clinging to what little they have…. fearful that it just wont be enough for them and their families…. worried over their future, perhaps realizing that no matter how much money they horde up, IT JUST WONT BE ENOUGH…

Is this YOU ? ….

… and what if you have LOST your job ? …. surely that is a good enough excuse to be clinging to whatever little money you have left ???

Jesus said, “GIVE… and it SHALL be given unto you……. for with the same measure that ye measure it shall be measured to you again” (Luke 6:38)

But this calls for FAITH…. GREAT faith…. to give away what little you have… TRUSTING God to provide for you “somehow”…

Business people do not operate by faith…. Banks do not operate according to faith… the world does not run on faith….. and, face it, people’s finances are COLLAPSING, it’s a fact…. and YET…

The BIBLE says, “Love your neighbor as yourself”  Matthew 22:39

1 John 4:20 “…. he who does not love his brother whom he has seen , how can he love God whom he has not seen ?”

Think about it…. is it all about you ? …. or is it all about God ?… God will look after you when you put Him FIRST (1 Kings 17:10 – 14)

Prayer for Today:

Loving Heavenly Father, We PREFER to honor your Word in FAITH… this will be OUR ONLY HOPE for the future…  our finite resources are clearly inadequate for the years ahead… and we CHOOSE to worship and praise You… instead of scheming, hording and worrying about what might happen to us later in life…. Bless us, we pray in Jesus name, Amen.