I used to find it odd that a church that taught sound doctrine could have a small congregation while one the focused more on the “activities” of church and making people feel good could grow seemingly overnight. The reason? Even in the church, there are unfortunately multitudes that don’t want to hear the convicting Word because it makes them uneasy and it points out their comfort in their mess. Many have become so content in living how they see fit that they try to avoid anything that tells them they should be living as God sees fit.
Matthew 7: 13-14 (AMP) tells us that “easy to travel is the path that leads the way to destruction and eternal loss, and there are many who enter through it” but “difficult to travel is the path that leads the way to [everlasting] life, and there are few who find it”. Becoming like Christ, working to reflect the Father takes work on our parts. It takes stepping into the Light [reading and heeding His Word], honestly acknowledging our flaws, and enduring the process to turn those flaws into testimonies of God’s glory.
The Light vs. darkness. The path of right standing with God versus the ways of the world. One is followed by few. The other by many. Which do you gravitate toward? Which do you follow? #TruthLovesLight #LiveInTruthAndLight #ThankHimThursday
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John 3:20-21 (TLB) They hated the heavenly Light because they wanted to sin in the darkness. They stayed away from that Light for fear their sins would be exposed and they would be punished. But those doing right come gladly to the Light to let everyone see that they are doing what God wants them to.