Friday, September 30, 2016

Boast in the Lord

2Co 10:3  For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 

2Co 10:4  For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 
2Co 10:5  We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 

2Co 10:17  "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." 
2Co 10:18  For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. 

It is pretty obvious that the politicians use a worldly standard and we know that the devil is king of the world's thinking. We see in the political debates that the object is to discredit the opponent, to make him or her to look bad. Even some who were Christian responded to attacks with more attacks, being offended and reacting in a personal way. How difficult it seems to be for those seeking power to do what the word of God says; instead they use the devil's tools of destroying by harsh words. We are not all politicians but all of us are in a fight over what is right and what is wrong. How many truthfully are more interested in defending the Lord? Most seek to look good, to defend themselves. Is it more important to look good to others than it is to be approved of God? We are fortunate when we do not have to fight enemies on the world's political stages, but each of us has a platform and a place to speak and to do things that edify the Lord. Let us be sure that we are not seeking our own glory but may we glorify the Lord with our lives. Love one another. There is a collision coming of the world against freedom of religion. We may not lawfully speak what God's word says. We must speak the truth. When you vote for a president, vote for the one who speaks the truth more than lies. We have allowed lies to continue in our nation  to our shame. All liars will be cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 21:8)

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