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"Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders, said, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him. He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” (Matt. 27:41-43).
Their challenge: "Let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him." This, and challenges just like it, have been the lying anthem of unbelievers for ages.
The initial innocence in the Garden of Eden is undeniable. Like little babes, Adam and Eve were free of the knowledge of good and evil. Prior to partaking of the forbidden tree, consider how the Lord chooses to emphasize their innocence, “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed” (Gen. 2:25).
Core to both Judaism and Christianity is a simple, but absolute, concept—”The Lord is Our God.” Yet, what might seem like an obvious statement for a disciple is frequently an unrealized practicality. Is the Lord truly your God or do you merely pay lip-service to the idea?
Three things often influence disciples’ thinking more than the word of God—appetites, culture and a sense of entitlement. Tragically and frequently, these lead disciples to engage in culturally acceptable forms of gluttony.
Far too many Christians have become far too comfortable with sin! Instead of struggling against sin, disciples are accepting sin as an unavoidable norm and embracing the idea that they are indeed sinners. While it is true that in one sense, we might be considered sinners (cf. 1 Tim. 1:15), this fact must be reconciled with the idea that disciples are described as saints (cf. Rom. 1:7, et al).
Loving the Lord and His people will resolve many assembling issues (Heb. 10:23-25).
Putting God at the center of your life and building around Him will resolve most of your priority problems (Matt. 6:33).
Spending time with and meditating upon God’s word will resolve many of your evil thinking problems (Phil. 4:8).
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