Devo Our God He is Holy
Ephesians 5:11-12 New International Version (NIV)
11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
1 Thessalonians 5:22 King James Version (KJV)
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
Leviticus 10:3 New International Version (NIV)
3 Moses then said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord spoke of when he said:
“‘Among those who approach me
I will be proved holy;
in the sight of all the people
I will be honored.’”
Aaron remained silent.
We serve a Holy God and he expects us to be a Holy people. We must be Holy to approach Him, so He has made us Holy as He is Holy through Christ Jesus. When Nadab and Abihu approached God in an unholy manner God would not allow their father or brothers to mourn their death, because they dishonored God. When we who are saved sin, we become a laughingstock to satan, demons and the world. Exodus 32:25 Moses saw that the people were running wild and that Aaron had let them get out of control and so become a laughingstock to their enemies. It is because of our sin they satan laughs and mocks us. It is because of the sin of God’s people the world mocks God. I often have people ask me if this or that was sin and is it ok? They will argue that drinking or some other sin is ok, but the Biblt yells us not only don’t sin but avoid the appearance of sin. If you have doubt or must ask don’t it become sin for you. In fact, it is a sin to mention what the world does in darkness. Don’t let careless words fall to the ground or you to may have evil desires in your heart the very rout of sin. These careless words may entice your children to want to try sin. I heard Christian parents bragging about their glory days of sin, but when their children started doing the same things they were petrified. Their son said dad I want to have fun too. You see dad and mom were still living in the sin of their past. They were proud of their exploits. This too is sin. Sin dishonors God and is a shameful thing and yet they were proud of what they did and were bosting of it even though they would not think of doing it now they enticed their children into trying it out. Don’t even mention it or the appearance of it. Bring glory honor to God in your home not your past life. Be a shamed of what you were and the children will notice. You see they will catch more from your life than what you teach them. Live it.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Pastor Jeff Lane