My wife and I are in the process of moving. WOW! We had talked about this, but just for the future. But how many of us know that the future can come abruptly into our lives. We need to prepare for the future – whatever that may be. We’ve been preparing for that both practically and spiritually.
wayocross – I ask that we consider that the “Law is King” because the Law Maker is God Himself. Our country can only survive if we remember our roots and the very basis of our Common Law. In Common Sense (January 1776) Thomas Paine reminded the American colonists that in a free republic “ the law is king”.
The key in all of this is that the righteous (blood bought disciples of Jesus Christ) will suffer at the hands of people who are fully vested in this life; whereas we should strive to be fully commited to Jesus Christ.
Rick Warren writes “Many Church Fellowships and Small Groups remain superficial because they are afraid of conflict.” But real Spiritual growth and maturity take deliberate efforts, thoughtfulness, and commitment to do the hard work sculpting a new person who is accountable to God and his church community to be a strong, loving, and effective Christian who attracts non-believers.
This is a hot-button issue for me. I will add more posts on this topic under the tag Cohabitation. While my wife and I have not had a perfect marriage – we’ve had an improving marriage. And joining a Bible believing church was the step in the right direction.
Biblically “moral” and compassionate Christians do enjoy greater satisfaction in their lives. This is beccause they enjoin a synergy with the Creator of our existence.
Charity can be equated to agape’ love. This kind of love is aid and comfort given to someone without qualification. Churches often fall short of this because as individuals they expect to receive appreciation. But that would be qualifying the nature of the recipient.
I will be writing a series of posts about the scourge of cohabitatinon inour country. They will all use the tag “Cohabitation”. I feel this cultural shift in our population threatens marriage, the well-being of churches who don’t address it, and of course the children.
Besides wanting to call on God, we’ve already made a visible expression of wanting to follow Christ. As we have been raised to a new life in Baptism; we should seek out those things that are pure and represent the purity or holiness of God and Jesus.
The “Law of Sin and Death” relies on us to maintain our own individual morality. So we depend on the flesh controlling the flesh. From the outside that may look successful. But it falls short of perfection, which is the standard under the law.