Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Christian Life=Trust and Obey

Entrust to God the things you have no control over. Be careful to obey God's commands. You are responsible for what God has called you to do that you can not pass on to someone else.

We read in Romans 12:14-21 a clear example of the trust and obey lifestyle. Romans  12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.  12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.  12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.  12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.  12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.  12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.  12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.  12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

V.14 bless those who persecute you
V.15 be tender and compassionate
V.16 commit to living in harmony
V.16 do not be proud
V.19 as much as you can, live in peace with everyone
V.20 meet your enemies need
V.21 overcome evil with good

It can be hard to act like this when someone is purposely hurting you, using you, talking about you and mistreating you. But these are the commands that God has given us. When we fail to obey these commands and entrust to God the person and circumstances that we are struggling with we open the door for this person to cause us even more problems. Whereas, if we had continued in our faith God could use our Christ- like behavior to draw that person closer to Him.

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