Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.But, how ready are Christians to look deep within, for that matter, look on the surface, of their lives. At times, I can not tell the difference between a secular person and one whom calls themselves a Christian.
Pride, judgement, disrespect all flourish in the Christian community. My heart is saddened by the state of our churches and its people. Holiness is not found through a church nor through continued sinful behavior. Do we not know the toll for throwing our deliberate sin in the face of an almighty God. Then, as if we are free of sin, we judge, correct or disrespect others.
1 Corinthians 10:9-13We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Time is short. I, in obedience, will soon be leaving the city and doing what I see my Father do. My husband and I have brought our land into covenant with Israel, we will, no matter what, not turn our hearts from Israel. In this new place, away from the darkness of the city, I hope to grow in my holiness with the Lord.
Dear reader, I am weary from watching the walk of deliberate sin, pride and judgement. I pray that you will find those things in your life that would keep you from the threshold of Heaven and find a holy walk.