Posted by: bshelley | April 1, 2009

Delivered Yourself

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Today’s Verse: Ezekiel 3:21 “However if you have warned the righteous man that the righteous should not sin and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; and you have delivered yourself.” NASB

We don’t want to press this verse for too much since it is under the Old Covenant, however I think there is a basic principle we need to see. Our responsibility is to speak forth God’s truth and standard to others. What they do with that message becomes their responsibility. Ours is to sow and water. Both the wicked and the righteous have the freedom of choice to accept that truth and turn from sin or not. Like the prophets of old, we carry God’s message of redemption to a world confused and deceived by the lies of Satan. A friend was sharing last night how he did the eulogy for a funeral once and had to follow Frank Sinatra’s “I did it my way”. It is a very popular tune, but the message is as worldly as it gets. It says that the person did whatever they wanted, lived by their rules and was proud of it! As disciples of Christ, we know that the best and most purposeful life is lived not our way but God’s way. That is our message to a world living the lie of it all being about them. We serve so that God is glorified and we love that others might know His love. By obedience to Christ we are delivered.

May God bless your heart as you seek His.

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