Sunday, September 7, 2014

Prov. 25:26 If the godly compromise with the wicked......

Prov. 25:26 If the godly compromise with the wicked, it is like polluting a fountain or muddying a spring.

A fountain that is muddy is not pleasing to the eye.  It is something that no one wants to be around.  It serves no real purpose and is turned off until the problem is fixed.  A muddy spring is not good for anything.  The soul is the same way.  It has no real purpose or function if it is all muddied up with sin.  The only way the soul can be refreshing and produce godly fruit is for it to be purifed from the sin that muddies it.  The only way anyone will be attracted to it is if it is pure.

If the pure in heart compromise their purity with the wicked, they muddy up the water of their soul.  There are many different ways one can compromise their purity.  Instead of taking a firm and strong stand against sin, some take the easy road and caves in to it.  Instead of believing what God says is, some believe what man says is and fall into sin.  Instead of speaking out against sin, some sit idly by and let sin have its way.  Instead of sacrificing personal pleasure or gain for the sake of purity, some lower their standards so they can have what they want. 

And yes, it is possible for godly people to compromise their godliness with sin.  Sadly, it goes on all the time.  Most of the time it happens when we lose sight of the importance of holiness in our lives.  We believe the lies of Satan that it’s not that big of a deal.  We question our own need to be holy.  We believe that God will overlook it if we are not as holy as we should be.  We deny the fact that holiness means we take a stand against sin and strive to keep it out of our hearts.

Let me ask you this.  How much have you compromised your godliness?  Are you as holy as you know you should be?  Are you as concerned about it as you know you should be?  Do you really think the Lord is pleased with how well you take a stand for that which is right in His sight?  If you are uncomfortable with thinking about these things, you need to have a talk with the Lord about it right now.

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