Remember in school when you didn’t like a subject… and you asked the teacher sarcastically- “when will I ever use this?” You might have been talking about algebra (by the way, I use math every day!) In my mind, I always wondered, when will I use all this ‘subject, object, predicate, pronoun, verb, linking verb’ stuff? Well, that day has arrived. There has been a bit of talk these days about how people would like to be called- you know, their pronouns. Some boys want to be called by ‘she/her’, others by some bizarre non-binary term. There is no lack of confusion in our world, sadly. But, one identification we want to avoid is to identify with unrighteousness. And certainly that is happening today too. We are living in a time that Isaiah predicted and pronounced a great warning against. He said ‘woe, to you who call evil – good, and good evil, who exchange sweet for bitter, and bitter for sweet’ (my paraphrase). Today we live in a time where people have inverted and perverted the truth and then glorify it as well. That’s dangerous because the unrighteous and unredeemed will not enjoy the kingdom of God now, or in the next life either. Let’s warn ourselves and others now before its too late.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor those habitually drunk, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NASB
How much identification remains in my life, heart, and mind with the ‘old life’ of unrighteousness? To what degree have I truly been ‘washed, sanctified, and justified’?
God, as this day begins- I thank You for Your great mercy and love displayed toward me. Without any deserving, You washed me, sanctified me, and justified me… all through Jesus Christ and His redeeming work on the cross. I close the door today to unrighteousness and open myself up to the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit. I wonder today, with whom might I share Your great love? I praise You for Your goodness and kind affection.