Passage: Proverbs 15
29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
31 He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise.
32 He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.
(Proverbs 15, NIV 84)-emphasis added
The Lord whom we adore, is pleased to hear the voice of the righteous
But the world hates the voice of the righteous; they like to hear the voice of the people who say, everything will be good, just live the way you live
That is where we lift the standard of god quite high, above our head
Many people have taken some of the word, added some of their own, and created a new standard, for the new age
I watched some video about a man in south Florida or so, claiming to be (Anti) Christ and has many followers. That was from 2007
But the real Anti-Christ will come in a very deceptive way
It will be better we don’t “prophecy”, “so and so” is the Anti-Christ
The thing we need to be concerned more than anything else, is what is going among us and our own
The complacency of the Church; the pride and ego we have…compromise with the world..
We are doing nothing much that will make Jesus happier. We rather continue with our Luke-warmness, which the devil likes, and which God hates the most
After many years being “with Christ”, how much have we grown spiritually, as individuals/family/church?
Is it not a downward/negative trend?
Our 401K/income/investments might have grown, because we were very keen on that. We cared the least about our spiritual growth
Things are changing fast, in the material/secular world. What is there today, won’t be there tomorrow. Finally, only the God-things will be there for good
As in the proverbs today, our looks, our words should build others, not break
There are many today, who don’t take advice or correction. But such will not go up or grow up. They can only go so far
Seen people who have gone all the way up? They are the ones who accept advice and follow it. They keep constantly changing the bad things, replace it with good
God bless you with a wonderful week end
Prayer: Lord, open my eyes to see the real situation of me, my family and Church. Help me to grow to the level you want me to be. In Jesus’ name, Amen