I am sharing some lessons that I am learning day by day that are helping me in my daily walk with God. Please read carefully and let them help you in your daily walk. The world is so full of sin today that it is almost impossible to avoid seeing and hearing it. So we need all the help we can get to stay on the right path spiritually.
"The question now to be asked is, Are the profess followers of Christ complying with the conditions upon which the blessing is pronounced? Are they separating in spirit and practice from the world? How hard to come out and be separate from worldly habits and customs! But let us look well to it that. Satan does not allure and deceive us through false representations. Eternal interests are here involved. God's claims should come first; His requirements should receive our first attention.
Every child of fallen Adam must, through the transforming grace of Christ, become obedient to all God's requirements. Many close their eyes to the plainest teachings of His Word because the cross stands directly in the way. If they lift it, they must appear singular in the eyes of the world; and they hesitate and question and search for some excuse whereby they may shun the cross. Satan is ever ready, and he presents plausible reasons why it would not be best to obey the Word of God just as it reads. Thus souls are fatally deceived.
One of Satan's most successful deceptions is to lead men to claim to be sanctified, while at the same time they are living in disobedience to God's commandments. These are described by Jesus as those who will say, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works?'
Yes, those who claim to be sanctified have a great deal to say about being saved by the blood of Jesus, but their sanctification is not through the truth as it is in Jesus. While claiming to believe in Him, and apparently doing wonderful works in His name, they ignore His Father's law and serve as agents of the great adversary of souls to carry forward the work which he began in Eden, that of making plausible excuses for not obeying God implicitly. Their work of leading men to dishonor God by ignoring His law will one day be unfolded before them with its true results.
The conditions of eternal life are made so plain in Good's Word that none need err, unless they choose error rather than truth because their unsanctified souls love the darkness rather than the light.
God's law is immutable and unchangeable as His character. Whatever men my say or do to make it void does not change its claims or release them for their obligation to obey.
We need divine enlightenment daily; we should pray as did David, 'Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous thing out of Thy law; Psalm 119:18. God will have a people upon the earth who will vindicate His honor by having respect to all of His commandments; and His commandments are not grievous, not a yoke of bondage. David prayed in his day, 'It is time for Thee, Lord, to work; for they have made void Thy law', verse 126.
Not one of us can afford to dishonor God by living in transgression of His law. To neglect the Bible and give ourselves up to the pursuit of worldly treasure is a loss which is beyond estimate. Eternity alone will reveal the great sacrifice made by many to secure worldly honor and worldly advantages, at the loss of the soul, the loss of eternal riches. They might have had that life which measure with the life of God; for Jesus died to bring the blessings and treasures of heaven within their reach, that they might not be accounted poor and wretched and miserable in the high estimate of eternity." F&W 41-43.
(Grandma Joan's remarks) May none of us consider this life so great that we lose out on the beautiful home Jesus has gone to prepare for us. May God bless you as you worship with me each morning!!!!! Grandma Joan