A Commentary on the Modern World


Getting past certain Sins (A Principle from James 2:10)
May 13, 2010, 5:55 am
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Some individuals act as if it were necessary to be rude to those who are rude to them.  Is someone talking about you behind your back?  Has someone you love betrayed you?  Is someone in the family treating you particularly bad? It seems as though the world is what the world is, and because the world has habitually evil practices, an understood right to treat them as bad as they treat you emerges.  Well, if you live in a manner that seeks to do as the world does then treating them as they treat you is understandable.  Yet, do you not claim Christ as your Lord and Savior?  If you do, you know Christ has said not to murder, steal, rape, or lie.  You practice the lack of these things, and then you act as if it was your boast.  Yet, you still talk about people behind their backs, encourage fights, sexual immorality, anger, resentment and jealousy.  Are these things of God?  Truly, if you think simply because you do not go to the extremes with your evil behavior that you are not acting in a sinful way than you mustn’t forget that it is written:

James 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

Truly, the one stirs up jealousy, fights, gossip, and thing such as these are, in the eyes of God, just as condemned and criminal as murderers, rapists, and thieves.  Moderation in your evil behavior is still evil behavior. This is of your flesh, is it not?  The flesh that motivates you to do that which God forbids will always find justification in motive to administer their evil devices.  Yet, the Spirit that motivates you to restrain and refrain the evil inclinations of the flesh always finds justification through the blood of Christ.  Submit to the Spirit, and you fulfill the law.  The Spirit will tell you to not stir up the passions of other’s flesh by participating in gossip.  You say you want less drama, but you do not do what is necessary to stop it.  Submit to the Spirit. Love those who do not love you for it is the example of our Savior.

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