Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Do not "limp" between two different opinions

"How long will you go limping between two different opinions?" (1 Kings 18:21)

Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7), also speaks on this issue of having two masters. Jesus is clear that this task is impossible. “No one can serve two masters.” Why is it impossible to serve two masters? Jesus goes on: “For either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other” (Matt. 6:24). In our minds we can be “limping” between God and the world but Jesus speaks truth when he says “This is impossible.” We may feel safe coming to church, reading our Bibles, praying or going to Bible study but those things can be done in vain. Jesus wants your heart. All of it! He wants prayer that is trusting in him. He wants Bible reading that is trusting in him. He wants everything to be done for his glory alone. We must ask ourselves, “Does Jesus have my heart?”

Grace upon grace,
JRL

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