You will undoubtedly learn over time as you and I engage each other through the media of blogging. That I am not a huggy, kissy kind of guy. Although to know me personally. Which almost none do. You would know that there is a distinct side of me that is in fact drawn in that direction. However the Lord has directed me that my evangelistic calling is that of exposing what is at the heart of man. In other words. What is the root cause which separates us from attaining in greater fullness what God has for us? And in other cases. What it is that keeps one from coming to Christ in the first place? There are far too many people in my opinion…who are spending way to much time preaching on love. Yes my friend Gods love for mankind is at the very core of the bible. And in the gospel of John chapter 3 verse 16…loves essence is revealed. For God so loved the world. That he gave his only begotten Son. That whosoever believes in Him should not perish. But have eternal life. We also read in the scripture that greater love has no man than that he lay down his life for another.
Plainly from these two scriptures we can see that the ultimate expression of love is giving up ones own life for someone else to save theirs. But there is another side of this love. A corrective aspect. And for that we must look deeply into our own hearts and minds. We must expose the dark areas of our being and psyche. In order to uncover what is keeping us from attaining a greater measure of love. In order that we may better serve God and man. The book of Romans chapter 7 verses 24 and 25. Oh the wretched man that I am. Who can deliver me from this body of death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then I realize that with my mind I serve the laws of God. But with my flesh I serve the law of sin. This statement was just made by the greatest apostle who ever lived. My buddy Paul. A free and open confession that the flesh nature and all that goes along with it is drawn to sin and iniquity. And if allowed…death. We are talking hell here. Not six feet of dirt.
The book of the prophet Jeremiah chapter 17 verse 9. The heart is deceitful above all things. And desperately wicked. Who can know it? Paul says that his flesh is killing him. And he is crying out for his own deliverance from the desire to commit sin that is raging in his members. And Jeremiah proclaims that the heart of man is inherently evil. And that in the desires of the heart of man can be found the very apex of deceit. Oh I know its not your heart. Of course not. Perish the very thought of it. God must have been addressing everyone else on planet earth. For you are the very essence of love, goodwill and charity. By the way if I may. How much is that monthly car payment on your ride? You know the one you just have to be seen in. And how much did you give to the poor last year? Ah yes my friend. How quickly and easily the process of exposure can begin if we allow it to occur.
But then we must act on making changes for the better. The book of First Corinthians chapter 11 verse 31. For if we would judge ourselves…we would not be judged. And then verse 32. But when we are judged. We are being corrected by the Lord. So that we will not be condemned with the world. The Lord is not unfair. In fact he is more than fair and equitable in all things pertaining to mankind. He is simply asking us as we would our own son or daughter to examine our own doings. And to consider the ramifications of our actions. Be they applied to our own lives or the lives of those around us. Which brings us full circle to the following. Do unto others and split. Oh so sorry…I meant to say do unto others as you would have done to yourself. But you already knew that. Didn’t you?……The blogging will continue until the moral improves