January 26th, 2017
“Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” Philippians 2:14-15 NLT
God's children should behave like they belong to Him. Our behavior within the family speaks for itself. As others observe our conduct may they see that we strive to live in unity and constantly work at minimizing contentions. Complaining and bickering have no place in God's family. Let us endeavor to live morally pure and spiritually righteous lives. This sinful world is obviously filled with morally corrupt and spiritually perverted people. God wants His family to shine His light into that darkness and dispel it. If you were to walk into a room that was dark, what would be the first thing you would do? You would turn on the light. If the light didn't come on you wouldn't blame the darkness. There would be one of two things happening: 1. You could have a power outage. 2. You could have a blown bulb. Either way, it is the lights purpose to drive out the darkness. Dr. Henry Blackaby has said:"If society as a whole seems to be getting darker and darker the problem isn't with the darkness, it is with the light." As God's family, let us work at peace and harmony in the truth without the bickering and fighting that shamefully testifies to our sick state of affairs. The world doesn't need another fledgling, divided church. What the world needs is the church on fire and burning with righteousness. Let's be the light!!
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Rev. Curtis Norris