Good Morning~~~Have A Wonderful Day~~~Please The Lord
Just Say No Because You Love Him; We do many things out of fear. We don’t do many things out of fear. We pay the rent/mortgage out of fear of losing our home. We lock our doors out of fear of being robbed. We don’t drink and drive out of fear of arrest, and hurting others, we avoid drugs out of fear of death. Some people have a picture of the Lord that if we murder, commit adultry, stealing, the Lord will strike us dead. We convince ourselves in some cases if we sin the Lord is there holding a lightning rod ready to strike. Although he could take our life instantly he rarely does this. The Bible does teach us of Job who feared the Lord, and shunned evil not that he would be struck dead but out of respect, and reverence for God’s Holy Character, and awesome power. Job’s fear was a healthy fear not only of sins painful consequences but of not willing to hurt the Lord he loves.
What are your reasons to shun evil? What are your reasons to not sin? In our marriages why do we not commit adultry? Is it to avoid embarrassment, being struck by lightning? Or is our reason not to hurt our spouse? What is our reason not to steal from others? Is it to avoid being struck dead or to avoid hurting others, and our Precious Lord. Granted it is good to have a bit of fear of consequences of evil. However why not avoid sin, and shun evil just because our Precious Lord he who loves us more than anyone ever could, tells us not to sin, and to avoid things of evil, and darkness. Why would we willingly jump into sin, or slowly fall into sin when we know what our Heavenly Father tells us about sin. Why would we spit in the face of our Lord by saying “well this tiny little sin will hurt no one”. Worse yet why would we say “I am saved, and the Lord knows I am still in the flesh so what happens, happens”. How do you choose to live? For him or against him. Shun evil, and sin just to please the Father. Shun evil, and sin because our Precious Saviour died for all them sins for us.
Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
Psalm 101:1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
Psalm 101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
Psalm 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
Psalm 101:4 A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.
Psalm 101:5 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
Psalm 101:6 Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.
Psalm 101:7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
Psalm 101:8 I will early destroy all the wicked of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD.
Psalm 119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
Psalm 119:102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
Psalm 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalm 119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way
Proverbs 8:7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
Proverbs 8:9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
Proverbs 8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Proverbs 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Romans 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
2Peter 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
2Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
1Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
1Corinthians 8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
1Corinthians 8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
Search me, O God,
And know my heart today;
Try me, O Savior,
Know my thoughts, I pray.
See if there be
Some wicked way in me;
Cleanse me from every sin
And set me free.
I praise Thee, Lord,
For cleansing me from sin;
Fulfill Thy Word,
And make me pure within.
Fill me with fire
Where once I burned with shame;
Grant my desire
To magnify Thy Name.
Lord, take my life,
And make it wholly Thine;
Fill my poor heart
With Thy great love divine.
Take all my will,
My passion, self and pride;
I now surrender, Lord
In me abide.
O Holy Ghost,
Revival comes from Thee;
Send a revival,
Start the work in me.
Thy Word declares
Thou wilt supply our need;
For blessings now,
O Lord, I humbly plead.
REVIVE US AGAIN
We praise Thee, O God!
For the Son of Thy love,
For Jesus Who died,
And is now gone above.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.
We praise Thee, O God!
For Thy Spirit of light,
Who hath shown us our Savior,
And scattered our night. All glory and praise
To the Lamb that was slain,
Who hath borne all our sins,
And hath cleansed every stain. All glory and praise
To the God of all grace,
Who hast brought us, and sought us,
And guided our ways. Revive us again;
Fill each heart with Thy love;
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above.