We have all met individuals with a charismatic personality. These individuals are eloquent, persuasive and smooth talkers with abundant knowledge of God’s Word. They have their Bibles, shirts, necklaces and other outward appearances to sway you into thinking that they are extremely religious. They can even quote many Scriptures and reference other’s religious sayings on social media since Sunday after Sunday they park themselves in their church pews. These individuals can bring the erupting volcano of emotions to convince you that they are true, genuine followers of Christ.
Isaiah 29:13, 15 – The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.” Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their work in darkness and think, “Who sees us? Who will know?”
Isaiah 5:20-21 – Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own sight.
Several weeks back Bobby and I received something in the mail that had belligerent, callous, compulsive, deceitful and malicious written all over it. We could tell immediately that it was the crafty slimy foul work of Satan. We saw his defiled paws and could smell his reeking odor all over the outside of the envelope as well as what was on the inside.
Consuming Fire of God’s Wrath or Purifying for a homosexual?
After the tragic death of my father, my mother was consumed with grief and fear. The grief was because she missed my father more and more as time passed. The fear was because our finances were overwhelming.
Because of our overwhelming finances, a very caring, kind, compassionate and giving family member moved in our house with us to help with the burden that the lack of proper finances was causing.