Today: That which is “proper” for God!
Passage: Eph 5
3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. (Eph 5, NIV )
In the very first verse of chapter 5, we see, ”as dearly loved children “
In the verse above, we see things that are “improper for God’s holy people”
If we want to keep our status as “dearly beloved children” of God, then there are certain things that are “proper” for us, and things that are “improper”.
We cannot please God and satan simultaneously!
We do hurt God by our actions. Does God grieve? Does He have emotions?
6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. (Gen 6:6)
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Eph 4)
God spent a heavy price for you and me. It will hurt the heart of God very much, if He sees things that are “improper for God’s standard”, in us
Sometimes, we may be under pressure from others. Satan will come to us like in Eden, and talk through “friends”, “It is O.K to have some beer” or to do a little “this and that”….
We may not stop with that. It might only be the beginning….
We should not crucify Jesus again. Jesus has a reason to demand a Holy life from us-in our thoughts, words, looks, actions… He sacrificed Himself for us
Keep looking at Jesus. Keep talking to Him and listen to Him; we won’t then have time to look at the bad things or talk and hear bad things!
God bless your day!
Lord Jesus, than you for loving me with your whole heart. I admit that I don’t love you with my whole heart. Many times, I sang “I surrender all”, but I never did, and I was lying. Forgive me Lord. Help me to change for good. Amen