Oracles of Soberness

October 21, 2016

Oracles of Soberness

Luke 19:26-27

“He replied, ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away. 27But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.”

The Son came to seek and save that which was lost, but many that were lost would not be found.  Their rejection was their rebellion and their rebellion was their loss.  Unto the faithful is more given and unto the faithless; even that which he was given will be taken away and given to another. 

Fear of the Lord is the mark of wisdom, but a foolish man rails against his master.  The foolish man exalts himself to be more than he ought, but the wise man humbles himself to be less than he is.  

All will answer to the King, whether they accepted his dominion and lordship or not.  All of us must answer for what we were given and what we have done with it.  The faithful will be exalted, but the faithless will be cast out.  The Lord is no respecter of persons, but He deserves and is worthy of everyone’s respect.  

The God of Love is also a just and exacting God.  In the spiritual realm, there are only two kingdoms.  One is the kingdom of darkness and one is the kingdom of light.  There is no kingdom of middle gray and compromise.  The grays are an extension of darkness masquerading as light, but their deceitfulness draws men into darkness.  The Lord does not compromise His own and His own cannot compromise His light with darkness.   

Not everyone who says Lord, Lord will enter into the kingdom, but those that do the will of the Father.  Our love for God is marked in our obedience and not in our words.  Words can be deceitful and our appearances can be vain, but a heart that is given to Christ will bear the marks of His handiwork.  It cannot go on unchanged, but each one must give account for the grace that was given.  It is not given for a man to earn his salvation, but to work it out with fear and trembling.  The garments of righteousness have been given, but it is up to each one whom receives them to put them on and wear them in faithfulness.  There are no other garments acceptable before the Father than those that have been washed in the blood of the Lamb.  

As in the times before many that accept God in word, reject Him in heart.  “The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9)”  “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if [there be any] wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.  (Psalm 139:23-24)” Humble yourself before the Lord, examine your heart before Him and set your life to honor Him.

Blessings,

#kent

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