We are now living in a world where people get offended real easy when you tell them that they are living in sin. They will try and turn the table on anyone for pointing this out to them by calling them judgmental. The fact is, they enjoy living the way they are and would just as soon make you out to be the bad person for telling them this than change the way they are. This is one of the reasons that they join together with one another as I stated in my last article titled Enablers.
A classic example of this is the latest movement called, Black Lives Matter. These people have it partially right. Black lives do matter. They matter very much to God. But so do white lives. So do Latino lives. So do Asian lives. All human life matters to God. But there are those who believe that they have every right to live as if their life is the only one that matters. They are applying the wrong standard to their lives. There are also those who believe that a child is not a child until it is born. But once again they are applying the wrong standard to this matter. They are using man’s standards rather than God’s.
1 Samuel 16:7 (NKJV)
7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
Jeremiah 1:5 (NKJV)
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Isaiah 49:1 (NKJV)
49:1 “Listen, O coastlands, to Me,
And take heed, you peoples from afar!
The LORD has called Me from the womb;
From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.
Job 12:10 (NKJV)
10 In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?
Psalm 71:5-6 (NKJV)
5 For You are my hope, O Lord GOD;
You are my trust from my youth.
6 By You I have been upheld from birth;
You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb.
My praise shall be continually of You.
Isaiah 49:5 (NKJV)
5 “And now the LORD says,
Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant,
To bring Jacob back to Him,
So that Israel is gathered to Him[a]
(For I shall be glorious in the eyes of the LORD,
And My God shall be My strength),
Luke 1:15 (NKJV)
15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.
Isaiah 44:2 (NKJV)
2 Thus says the LORD who made you
And formed you from the womb, who will help you:
‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant;
And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
These verses and many others point to the fact that not only did God know us before we where born but He created each and every one of us. There is one other verse that is very important in dealing with Gods little children.
Luke 17:1-2 (NKJV)
Jesus Warns of Offenses
17 Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
This is a warning to those who would harm God’s children. Even those who use children as a tool to harm others.
These are the standards that God has intended that we live by. Yet man has rejected these standards. Why, because it is easier to take the path of least resistance. Man has a habit of finding allies to join in their bad behavior. They also have a habit of making hero’s out of people who behave badly. Liberals have made people like Margaret Sanger a hero. Yet her life story is one in which she was a racist and a harlot. Because of her millions of black babies have been murdered. But why is it that those who tout the movement, Black Lives Matter, turn such a blind eye to what Planned Parenthood has done. After all, she is their founder. And her ties to a man like Adolph Hitler are very evident. He was very intrigued with her teachings on eugenics and patterned his own extermination plans after her teachings. You can read more about her and her life by reading the book Killer Angel by George Grant. As well as The Inherent Racism Of Population Control which not only tells the story of Margaret Sanger but those who help foster her belief system.
But the point of all of this is, bad behavior seeks to align itself with bad behavior. People like this find justification by flocking together with others who seek the same things. Why? All of their reasons are personnel to them. But it just makes it easier for them to behave badly. Which is what they want to do in the first place. This also helps them build a shield around themselves so that they can avoid being told that they are living in sin. And it makes it easier for them to attack those who they deem as a threat to their life’s choices. These attacks will continue because we have politicians and judges who behave the same way. People are seeking special protection for their life styles and actions. And corrupt politicians, judges and lawyers are more than willing to give this protection to them. But once again. This is happening because their standards are lower than God’s. They, like Satan, believe that if they can corrupt everyone and get them to join them in their folly then God will simply have to apologize and let them do what they seek to do. These people are like the ones who scoff at the notion that Sodom and Gomora ever happened. But it did. And the results will be the same.
There is a saying that there is no honor among thieves. This saying basically is the same for anyone caught in bad behavior. One of the things that happens with people who have been caught in their sins, and they believe there is no other way out, is that they try to shift the blame for their actions onto someone else who participated in their folly. Genesis 3 however makes it plain that God does not buy into this tactic. He holds everyone accountable for their actions. Whether it is a leader of nations, a corrupt politician, a corrupt judge, on down to all individuals who have sinned. And we have all sinned.
Genesis 3 (NKJV)
3 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. 8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” 11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” 12 Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” 13 And the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” 14 So the LORD God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” 16 To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.” 17 Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. 18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.” 20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. 21 Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them. 22 Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— 23 therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
And Psalms makes it clear that it is God that we have sinned against.
Psalm 51:4 (NKJV)
4 Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just when You speak,
And blameless when You judge.
So if any of this offends you then just wait. Because we will all stand before Him on judgment day to answer for our sins. If you have not repented and prefer to continue in your folly, whether with those you have aligned yourself with or by yourself. Then you will hear these words.
Matthew 25:41-46 (NKJV)
41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’
44 “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
But for those who heed His warnings and repent and turn away from their sins you will hear these words.
Matthew 25:34-40 (NKJV)
34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’