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Oh To Wise Meditations

Power grab. Just because you have the power and freewill to do something, does not mean you should do it. Ask yourself, is it morally ethical? Is it God honoring? Am I a hypocrite by doing this? We all have been given freewill from our Creator, how will you use it in such a corrupt and sinful world? Christ has called us to submit ourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For it is God's will and intention that by our good and honest lives we should silence the ignorant charges and ill-informed criticisms of foolish persons. As servants of God we should live as free people and not use our freedom to cover up our wrongdoing. Yes, lets honor everyone. Keep on loving the community of believers, fearing God, and honoring the king. But at what point should you protect people from themselves. At what point should you stand up for truth in the darkness of sin around you? This the challenge for the modern day Christian. Whether to be or not be. To be as wise as serpents and harmless like doves. For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you. Lord Jesus, you have called me to do good, even if it means suffering, just as you suffered for me. You are my example and I must follow in your footsteps. You never sinned, nor ever deceived anyone. You did not retaliate when you were insulted, nor threaten revenge when you suffered. You left your case in the hands of God, who always judges fairly. This life feels like a power grab, holding onto to things very tightly. I lessen my grip and ask God to make me brave to the confront the issues of the day for his glory not mine. Show me Lord how to be a light on a hill without causing others to stumble. The power that I seek is Christ's power in me, so that the world can see the strength of God in my life. Meditate 2 Peter 2:7-8

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