~The Divisive Heart~ PART I

‘” 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Paul’s Letter to the Galatian Church ~NASB [1]

This is one of those posts. You know, the one post you don’t want to read because the Scripture involved is so horribly powerful and thought provoking. It’s like one of those car wrecks on the freeway on a busy holiday weekend. You don’t want to look, but you end up doing it because you know you hear yourself saying,”There by the grace of God go I,” knowing and reminding us of the unfortunate souls who are wrapped up inside the crunched vehicles.
The reason why I am led to write this today is that of all the division that is going on in our country, no, in our world. There seems to be a spirit of rebellion that has taken root, and like a wild-fire, it is spreading throughout all the lands. It is a perverted view of life. It is a wrong way to see the world.

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As Christians, we need to understand this~ the world is not Christian, nor does it have Godly morals. Just look what’s on TV,  and it is getting worse. We can’t make people do what we want them to do. We can’t be angry at them. Because most of the world does not believe in Christ.
Having said this, I wonder what Louis Armstrong would be singing about if he was alive at this time. It wouldn’t be about a wonderful world that’s for sure.
I see people protesting and screaming at one another. One faction spews out hate and division. The opposite faction is spewing out hate and division about being against everything the other side believes.

Yet when all is said and done, the bottom line is that these factions end up spewing the same exact hatred and division.

Nothing is different. Yes, they will tell you that their group is for this and that, that they want equality for all. They will say all the right things. Yet in the end, the vileness of their hearts comes out from all these groups. Whether alt-left or right or socialists and communists. Whether these groups believe in anarchy or anti-establishment. Whether some others believe that some humans are substandard and they, the superior ethnic group is of the true race.
Let me say it, all this hatred and division comes from only one source. The wickedness of men and women without the full knowledge of the living and saving grace of the Living and graceful God of the Bible.[2]

Without God, those that don’t have the blessing of absolutely knowing Jesus as their Lord and personal Savior are lost.[3] They will believe everything they hear and see. They will be skeptical about the truth. The truth won’t be able to set these rebellious souls free.

Until they truly understand the God of the Bible who has taken away the sins of the world. Only God can change people, not the government, not more laws and regulations forbidding more and more things. Not political correctness or political harshness.

The only thing that will change the world is the word of God through the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah or Savior of the world. He is the One that took all the harsh words and divisions in our hearts.

Jesus was the only One that was innocent of any wrong doing and yet, allowed himself to be hated and beaten to a bloody pulp so that you and I would one day be saved from our own selves. You see, the heart is desperate, it is wicked, it is lost without reconnecting to God. God is waiting for you to reconnect with Him. All it takes is for you to allow this to happen. Ask Him to receive you. Ask him to give strength to commit to a life with Him. Ask His Son Jesus to wipe all your wrongdoings away. You see, Jesus has already paid the price for you. All you have to do is move the hatred and division in your heart and mind and allow Him to take them away. You can’t do it on your own. It is God that takes away all sin and hatred. Ask, and you shall receive…[4]

Next Post, Part II-
2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.[5]

 

 



[1]Galatians 5:19-21~ https://www.blueletterbible.org/nasb/gal/5/19/s_1096019
[2] Jeremiah 17:9~  http://biblehub.com/jeremiah/17-9.htm
[3] Luke 19:10~  https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/luk/19/10/s_992010
[4] Matthew 7:7~  https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/mat/7/7/s_936007
[5] 2 Cor 4:6~  http://biblehub.com/2_corinthians/4-6.htm

 

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