Looking Inward & Outward (With the goggle of Faith) – Part 18
1. The philosophy of lust is MORE; more of things present or an abundance of things present – but at the expense of the life of soul. The philosophy of Faith also, is MORE; more of things to come, an abundance of the righteous substances of eternal life – for the saving of our souls (Heb. 10:34, 2Pet 3:13).
2. One reason this generation would not be forgotten in a hurry by posterity is because of the legacy it would leave behind while responding to the call to make sin unpopular! We would esteem the words of the Lord above our necessary food – and thereby secure a faith walk that would pen down the writing biography of sin (Job. 23:12, 2Cor. 6:17-18).
3. There is a natural quest and zest in man to own things, and as legitimate as that is or seems, it sometimes conflicts with a wisdom in God that would rather have us make use of such things without necessarily owning them, especially in some seasons when God wants to save us from our thoughts and ways or from the things of man (Isa. 55:8-9, Lk. 12:15, 1Cor. 6:12/2:11).
4. This world is at home with those who are civilians at heart; with those who can afford to do without the shield of faith while at home or in the battle field; while recreating or socializing. The day our faith shield goes beyond arms length – is the day we become a cheap prey to our enemy (Eph. 6:16/2Tim. 2:3-4).
5. Feeding on the Truth that resides in Christ would always see us go though seasons where a blow would be dealt to our human strength; even until we become contrite at heart like David was. The comforter (Spirit of Truth) would keep comforting us with Truth (i.e. with the goodness in Christ), and we would find ourselves leaning on a staff like Jacob did, while journeying to the Father of Truth. Then would we fear no evil because we have changed our source of life (Isa. 66:2/Ps. 23).
6. When parents truly live by faith before their children, they offer them the inspiration to embrace the transformation Christ offers – and to perpetuate obedience more than they did. But when parents are too busy to do so, their kids can hardly escape being conformed to this world – and from perpetuating obedience more than they did (Prov. 22:6, 2Tim. 1:5).
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