MONDAY April 9, 2018
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
1 Corinthians 10:12
Paul addressed the sin of pride in the lives of the Corinthians.
What will make a Christian fall? Pride! Proverbs 16:18 warns us: Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. When you think you are right all the time, and everyone else is wrong, be careful, because you have a problem with pride. Understand who is
right––it is God. He is always right, and His Word is always right.
There are some Christians who think they have the liberty to go to clubs or parties were there is drinking and dancing. Others, in the privacy of their homes, sit looking at things on their computer that they should not be looking at. Do these people believe they will be able to stand and resist temptation? No, they will fall into temptation.
Seriously, when people allow the world to come into their lives, there is no real holiness. Worldliness will affect their minds and hearts, and the devil will use those things to hook them back into the world. I believe this is why so many people remain in spiritual infancy; they never mature.
It is good to know your weaknesses, so you can stop doing those things that tempt you to sin. The Holy Spirit will speak to your heart, and you will place boundaries in your life. Then you will grow and mature.
In your Christian walk, there can be no excuses for manipulating your circumstances in order to compromise. Be straight out––either you are going to say “Yes” to Christ, or you are going to say “No.” If you truly want God to use your life, then you need to live a holy life. Remember, we cannot see God without holiness.
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness,
without which no one will see the Lord.