Sunday, February 2, 2014

God takes no pleasure in wickedness.

Ps. 5:4,5 O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness; you cannot tolerate the slightest sin. Therefore, the proud will not be allowed to stand in your presence, for you hate all who do evil.

Hear ye! Hear ye! Here is a message we must all hear. God takes no pleasure in wickedness. If you do evil, the Lord notices and is not pleased with you. The Lord our God is holy and cannot tolerate the slightest sin. We must understand this essential truth. We tolerate sin, but the Lord cannot, and will not, tolerate it in any form. All sin must be dealt with if we are going to be able to have fellowship with God, both now and forever. We cannot ignore our sin and expect God to be pleased with us. Grace does not excuse us. We are accountable to God for whatever sin we do. We must deal with our sin before God or God will deal with us.

Pride is evidence of self-righteousness. All who are content with who or what they are before God will not be allowed to stand in God's presence. Only those who are humble before God have any standing with Him. We must recognize our lack of holiness and humbly come before Him with broken hearts. We must confess our sins before Him. We must be clothed in the righteousness of Christ. We must never strive to approach God on our own. We must have Jesus as our mediator. He must stand between God and us. We must immerse ourselves in the holiness of Christ. Then and only then, will we be found acceptable to God.

Listen to me, dear friend. God hates all who do evil. These are strong words, but oh so true. Be careful how you live. Do not take sin lightly. It does matter to God what you do and say. All sin must be washed in the blood of Calvary or you will be treated as an enemy of God. We must wake up to this sobering truth. Holiness never goes out of style. We must always strive to be holy because God is holy.

Stand guard over your soul and keep it pure before God. Eternity is at stake.

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