1 Corinthians 15:34 Be Sensible And Stop Sinning

Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God–I say this to your shame. 1 Corinthians 15:34

It is common knowledge that in order for anyone to accomplish anything, he must first start doing it and then keep doing it until it is accomplished.

The majority of people never accomplish great things, because they see the roadblocks or difficulty in front of them and quit before they start. The successful keep going and trying, learning and changing to make it happen until they succeed.

Paul reprimands some of the people about ignoring God and continuing to sin. He tells them to come to their senses and stop sinning.

Throughout the entire bible, one of the main themes is for people to stop sinning and to live a holy life unto God. Over and over God tells the people to be holy as He is holy. To be holy is to stop sinning.

For someone to sin it is a choice. No one can make someone else sin. Not even Satan has that kind of power. People choose to sin for many reasons, most commonly selfish reasons. They have also chosen to continue to sin, because they do not know God or ignore Him.

God made a way to remove all sin, by sending Jesus to pay for all sins. Once these sins are removed, there is no reason to go back to them and pick them back up, however, most people do.

Everyday every believer has a choice to make every moment of those days. He has to choose whether to follow God or disobey God, to not sin or to sin against God. Too often believers make the wrong choice and sin.

Common sense says to not ignore God and His commands and to stop sinning against Him.

You have a choice to make many times each day. You must be willing to make a choice between following and obeying God or sinning against Him.

No one can force you to make one choice or the others. However, keep in mind what Jesus did for you. Draw strength from that to make the choice to stop sinning against God.

Do not allow yourself to stay in sin, just because you are human. God has given you everything you need to live for you. Hold on to those things and be holy as He is holy.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will choice to obey God in every area of your life; that you will choose to not sin against God; and that you will live your life honoring and serving God.

Acts 4:19 Who To Listen To

But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes; to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!” Acts 4:19

Everywhere a person goes, someone is telling him what is allowed to be done and what cannot be done. While most rules are done for the good of most people and should be followed, there can be rules made that are not the best.

Peter and John had been preaching in public and were arrested. They were told not to preach. Peter and John asked who they were to listen to, God or the leaders.

The world, as a whole, does not like to hear the gospel message being told. The message points out that they are wrong and in sin. No one wants to be told that he is wrong.

People and governments will do what they can to separate and silence believers. Groups are saying that believers must accept and promote alternate lifestyles. In this time of COVID, many people are being told that they cannot gather to worship God or talk about God. Many other things are being told to believers to silence them.

Some of the world has even infiltrated the church as leaders and promote the lies of the world.

Every believer must make a choice as to who he will listen to. Jesus told believers to go and make disciples, to preach the gospel message everywhere, to lay hands on people and pray for healing.

If a person is listening to the world, he will not be allowed to do any of these things and more. Disobeying the world, in order to obey God, may result in an arrest or worse, but will also result in an eternal prize.

It will always be better to obey God’s eternal, life giving rules, than to obey man’s death bringing rules.

As you go through your days, there will be times that the world will try to get you to do things that go against God. Sometimes the consequences of not following the ways of the world may result in persecution or arrest.

You have to make a choice as to who you will listen to and obey. If you choose to listen to the world, you are choosing the path leading to death. If you choose to listen to God, you are choosing the path to eternal life.

Make your choice today.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will choose to obey God’s word; that God will give you boldness to obey Him over the world; and that you will be God’s witness everywhere you go.