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What We Do: Is it a Sin?

January 13, 2009

Many times when I think of  something that of which I spend alot of time on I wonder “Is it a sin”? I am sure it is a question that many of us ponder, and sometimes use as an excuse. I listened to a message by John Piper that had a very interesting quote. This is what I heard from him, yet in my own words: “Many of us think of if it is wrong to do something, such as a game or sport. Don’t always ask if it is a sin, ask if it is a weight to our walk with Christ, although if its a sin, stop immediatly”. When I listened to this, I thought about my life, such as what I like to do and how much time I spend on these things I do.

I thought, “maybe what I am doing is not a sin, yet it is a weight that I carry that slows down my run with Christ”. So I tried to slow down in some things, yet do more with others such as reading scripture, Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon, and simple things like these. Just try to always increase your walk and not decrease it by adding in to many things, not that these things are bad, but if they will hurt your walk with God.


Let Christ Guide Our Bodys

January 11, 2008

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
keep watch over the door of my lips!
Do not let my heart incline to any evil,
to busy myself with wicked deeds
in company with men who work iniquity,
and let me not eat of their delicacies! Psalm 141:3-4 

11 And the Lord will guide you continually
and satisfy your desire in scorched places
and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water,
whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11

I tend to sometimes think that I can guide myself, but find out that I fail whenever I try. If I go my way and not the Lords way you will work hard to make your way work when God already knows the right way. God did not just die for us so we would be clean but he still guides us, and helps us when we fall. He will guide us when we trust him for he says in Psalms 34:15:

The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry.

Whenever we are having problems we need to pray and trust on Christ to help you and go to a spiritual Friend as well. God will help you and hear you if you trust in him. You can see that in Psalms 141 David is crying out and saying that he needs help. We all need help and if we don’t want to ask we might have pride and if we have pride we have a problem. Pride is the reason most of the time that we don’t want to tell what garbage we have in our hearts but we need to tell because nobody will be be suprised because we have garbage too.

When you have problems pray and then you can ask your parent and you could even put it in the prayer requests on this site. But remember to let Christ guide you!

James-The Sin Of Partiality

December 11, 2007

James) My brothers, [1] show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?

I have been looking at this and it is very important. It goes for everything else as well. You might not pay as much attention at somebody poor, different race, or whatever else it might be. Giving to those who are rich is not bad, but poor need it more and we should not look at others as if they are better than another. Money is used for worldly things and not spiritual things so why pay so much attention to those who are eager for worldly things and not spiritual things. Not that you cannot want spiritual things more than worldly things if you are rich but it is harder.

For it is said often in the Bible this:It is easier for a camel to go through an eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:25. 

If you have anything else to add or say please do. (Hunter)