Anger Without Sin

2-25-2019

 

Anger without Sin

 

Look around at current events through the lens of “Godly Eyes” and what do you see? The world has seemingly gone amok!

 

The killing of the innocent is lauded as a woman’s right to choose. Sorry but that is not a guarantee under the Constitution or the laws of God. There is no such thing as anyone’s right to murder another. Murder is illegal and God calls it for what it is Sin.

 

Our nation has preached tolerance for so long that tolerance is no longer tolerated. How’s that for you oxy-morons? We are told to tolerate the intolerable, accept the unacceptable. Failure to lower our own personal standards places us in the same category as the scum of the earth.

 

Let me clue you in on something, we are born into a fallen sinful world which makes everyone the scum of the earth. There is not one thing that we can do to lift ourselves out of this scum; Nothing.

 

We are told by the Word of God (Jesus) to trust in God with all of our heart, mind and soul. Our body is not our own, it is the temple of the living God. We are to search everything as to whether it matches up with what God calls good. We are to run away from evil.

 

To the Christian believer sin is sin and not to be tolerated or partaken of. We are no longer of this world, but have been set free from the bondage of sin by the Blood of Jesus. It is not what we deserve for the wages of sin is death. God is the Creator of all and the giver of life to every living creature, animals, birds, fish and plants and all mankind. There can be no life without God and spiritual death is separation from God for eternity.

 

The choice is ours to make. Continue in our life of sin or ask God to forgive us? Choosing God leads to life any other choice leads to a spiritual death with separation from God eternally.

 

I’m not some holier-than-thou or a more-perfect human being. I’m simply one who gets caught up in the daily onslaught of human interaction and while using the faculties and emotions created in my by God tend to lose sight of the “end game” at times.

 

I am less tolerant of the stupidity of mankind and become impatient when it comes to anyone forcefully trying to peddle sin as truth, justice and the American way. It just doesn’t wash with me.

 

Our nation was founded on the Christian principles of the Bible. Our Constitution is the law of the land and based on the premise that the laws of God are surpreme.

 

When we as a people turn our backs on Almighty God who created us, we are simply thumbing our noses up at God declaring him irrelevant and that is dangerously ignorant on our part for it is God alone who can save us.

 

What we see today are people looking to governments or men for salvation. They will reap what they sow. Government is the compromise of men and women who bicker amongst themselves about how to do what is “best” for their people. God is the only answer. Until God becomes the center of human life and existence all paths lead to certain destruction.

 

Only God can rise up a leader who allows the voice of the Almighty to direct his paths and bring his people out of the wilderness. As he has done in “biblical” days of old, God searches the heart of a man requiring only availability. Often it is the most unlikely or undesirable whom God chooses and it is my firm belief that President Donald J. Trump is that man. The accomplishments we see are more than coincidence or charisma they are acts by God to show his love to us. So long as a man walks in obedient faith, God promises to prepare the way and walk beside him. The impossible become possible when God is the center of it all. We are told that God’s ways are not man’s ways and we cannot fathom or understand the reasoning of God’s plan. To the unsaved mind it seems like folly while to the believer nothing is impossible with God.

 

Our nation and the world are at a historical crossroad. Nations crumble while corrupt leaders prosper. The poor become poorer while the rich become richer and life is not fair. Yet God brings the rain on the rich and the poor alike.

 

The idea of political correctness is a curse to weaken and bring down the will of a people. It pits man against man, family against family and people against people until there is nothing left but hatred and anger. That is why we are told to be angry but sin not.

 

Here are three bible verses which instruct us to be angry but sin not.

 

Psalm 97:10: “Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.”

Proverbs 8:13: “To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.”

Amos 5:15: “Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the Lord God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.”

 

Mark 3:5 – When Jesus looked around at the arrogance of man he became angry and spoke to the man to stretch out his hand and Jesus healed him. Jesus directed his anger at sin, not at the people whom he would soon die to deliver from their sin.

 

We strive to be like Jesus. We are to hate sin, not people. Sin cannot be legislated to become acceptable when God has declared it as sin. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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