Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
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Are we allowing ourselves to be deceived by vain words? Is the person we are being deceived by none other than ourselves?
What have we convinced ourselves is ok? And according to what standards are these convictions?
Time is too far spent for toeing the line between worldliness and godliness. It is the season, if there ever was one, that our no is no and our yes is yes. With fear and trembling is how we are to work out our own salvation; with fear and trembling, or in other words, extra-carefulness. We can not afford to take chances with so great and precious as this salvation.
What lines have you grown comfortable with toeing or even crossing? Spend some time with the Lord today asking him to show you where you may be too close to the "stove". If you need strength, the Holy Ghost is available to empower you to separate yourself from the world. Make your calling and election sure with Christ, for he has made his sure choice in you.
Warmest thoughts and prayers,