TUESDAY March 27, 2018
Make Godly Decisions
Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.
1 Corinthians 10:6
Notice, Paul is not just bringing up the past; he is explaining about Israel’s past history, so the Corinthians would know what happens when they chose to live in the flesh. Circle the words “our examples” and the word “we.” This also applies to us––you and me!
This is why you need to be careful of worldly friends; they can cause you to compromise. Have you ever had non-believers encourage you to compromise by saying, “You can ask God to forgive you afterwards?” Seriously, if they can get you to compromise in one area of your life, then you will continue to compromise in other areas of your life.
Christians who are continually trying to keep up with their friends in the world and later ask God to forgive them, need to know they are not really repenting. Seriously, that is not true repentance. They are abusing the grace of God. If they are you still doing the things they have repented for, then they had better read a biblical dictionary to see what repentance means. Biblically, we need “to turn from evil, and to turn to the good.”
Christians know the truth, and they need to understand that “to much is given, much more is required.” God has given all of us a free will to make decisions whether right or wrong. I encourage you to make godly decisions, especially when faced with the temptations of the flesh. What kind of decisions are you making in your life right now?
God has a plan and the devil has a plan, and you will have to decide which plan you are going to fit into.
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