October 21, 2010 · 9:33 AM
I see this car everyday, driven by a school administrator, causing some grief for a few bus drivers who have to make that turn…Culturally Disobedient…its okay…until someone hits it…
As My King and I walk through how I end up in the place more often than I like to admit, Realizing today how Culturally Disobedient we are as Americans. If we don’t want to…and if we think we can get away with it…and it doesn’t seem to hurt anyone…We do what we want. No regard for whoever decided to place that rule in place. No second thought that there may be a very good reason for that ruling.
Thinking of Moses and the Ten Commandments…Was God just being a heavy handed, pushy bossy God, who just wanted to lay out some commands for us for no other reason than HE can! I think not. He was trying to save us from our repercussions that surely follow those broken commands. Imagine the world without Aids, without damaged hearts who survived while a loved one was murdered, the reoccurring nightmares of an accident that could have been prevented if both parties were following the rules, The jealousy that sparks anger-the scars that just could have been prevented…We can’t blame HIM for our messed up world. We break these rules so often, and others break them just to break them….We live in a culture of disobedience. Alot of this rolls off us without a second thought. Our Politicians lie and mislead us (all of them..not right or left..all), to benefit thier own agenda. We are generally okay with that as long as its the one we picked..
Striving today to be more obedient to God, and what HIS word has laid out for me. God is not American, HE is not a politician, HE is perfect, Holy, Supreme, all knowing. He doesn’t say “well thats not a really a big deal”…..The slightest disobedience creates a wedge between my self and HIS stronghold of saftey, and after time creates an illusion of “i can do what i want, i am saved by grace”. That is not what it says…
1 Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace?2 Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?3 Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death?4 For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
5 Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was.6 We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.
5 responses to “Culturally Disobedient”
I needed to be reminded of this, Darla….
I AM in a state where I know that certain sins are hard to stop…. I’ve been so emotionally beat up that I’ve given up, yet I know I shouldn’t be here, nor should I keep sinning…
The reminder is timely. Thank GOD for his grace, yet I know that I need his strength to stop – to pick myself up – to live a holy life.
May these words germinate in the soil of my heart and may faith spring up out of the deaths (depths) again….
Mr BJPoet, my friend! we fall down, we get entangled in the enemy’s snares, but we have the victory in Christ our Lord…i am learning through my battles and struggles, that it is better to ask God “what do you want me to learn here? Holy Spirit guide me…change my heart that my obsession is Jesus alone”… i am learning new things, and that the deliverance of some pits, will only come when we have learned what we are to learn there, and when all that needs shaken out of us is shaken out. God will not let go of us…HE stands by and watches the painful purification of his loved children.
love you brother…we have been a threat to the dark kingdom, so we have been targeted..but when Christ brings us through..we will be an even bigger threat to the dark kingdom..this i believe..May God be Glorified in the restortation of hearts. Peace
Thanks princess … 🙂 (HUG)
Another good one, Darla.
Recently I gave the whole concept of what “sins” are and why they would be considered sin. As I went through a list in my mind (selfishness, greed, adultery, lying, stealing…..on and on….) I realized that every single one hurt someone. Including us. Every one. No exception.
Actually, I’m not sure where the whole concept of “sins” comes from or of a comprehensive list. That’s probably because while they start with The Ten Commandments, Jesus really summed it up the best by saying that we are to love our neighbors as ourselves. Pretty much anything we do that does not grow from this would be a sin. The bottom line I saw was that God’s desire for us to not sin is for our own good — not just to give us a list of don’ts for no specific reason.
Sins harm. It’s that simple.
Your thoughts here illustrate very well how we all are so guilty of living our lives primarily for ourselves. And yes……others are hurt by it.
Aren’t we grateful for the cross? Thank you, Jesus, for your love for us and your tremendous grace in operation in our lives and hearts. I love you, Lord.