WEDNESDAY September 12, 2018
Consecrated to God
“…Who then is willing to consecrate himself this day to the Lord?”
1 Chronicles 29:5
Are you willing to consecrate yourself to the Lord? He calls us to be separated to Him. Yet Christians often excuse themselves for their lack of consecration. They try to justify their unholy actions so they can be like other people. They easily find excuses for why they went to an
R-rated movie, or for why they lied. Believers often use excuses to protect themselves from accusations. They justify their position, when in reality, they do not want to face the facts––they sinned and failed. There are no excuses for sinful actions when the Bible tells us not to do it.
Christians have to be good examples to others who know them. We have other people’s eyes upon us. Understand, there are things in your life, and in my life, that we will have to stop doing for the sake of Jesus Christ. We cannot partake of anything that will make another person stumble. It is hypocritical to preach one thing and then be found doing something else.
Seriously, there is a big problem with Christians today. They can give out to others their knowledge of the Bible, but they are not living what they preach at home. Christians cannot allow sin in their lives. No way. That will make them hypocrites––men and women of double standards. God does not have double standards. He has one standard––holiness and consecration. That is it.
As a Christian, if you are not consecrated to the Lord, do not expect Him to use you to the full extent to what He can. It will never happen. Understand, God desires to use your life. He loves you so much.
But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly; the Lord will hear when I call to Him.
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