Look For The Silent You.


Sunset over Mountain RangeFrom Pastor’s Desk:

Isaiah 1:16-17 “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, 17 Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.

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Silent “You” at work again. (You) wash yourselves. (You) make yourselves clean. (You) put away evil. (You) cease to do evil. (You) learn to do good. (You) seek justice. (You). Well, you get the point.

Some Christians think that God is doing going to do everything for them. When will we get through our heads that He has done all He can do. That’s not to say that He does not help us in our struggles to do all of the above, but there’s this thing called “Self-Discipline” that comes into play. If God did everything for us, there is no way we would ever mature spiritually.

People tend to want to escape the things in life that God has ordained in order to make us grow. If a parent does everything for the child, the child will never mature enough to make it on their own. As that happens generation after generation, there comes “Generational Degeneration” that affects society, leading to everyone wanting someone else to do everything for them. That turns into a “Nanny State Mentality” that, in essence, is that the world and everyone in it owes them a living.

Look for the silent “You” in Scripture. There are many. It might help with the self-discipline process in life.

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