Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Your Conversation

      As we read the scripture below, the word “Conversation” stuck in my craw.  Our main problem when we read this verse (if this word is even seen or noticed) is defined as our vocal discussions with others.  For some reason we cannot get to the broader scope of the word.
      Paul is really speaking to us concerning more than our vocalizations.  He is discussing our conduct of our life.  He is discussing our, adversities, our bed undefiled, our marriage being honorable, letting our life be without covetousness.
      However, overall the discussion is dealing with the sin of our covetousness.  In these verses Paul is talking to us about loving one another, and understanding that what we own, or have in our possession, are precious gifts of God.
      I know there are times my wife and I disagree on various things.  The problem is we both think we are right.  If we would really put our thought into perspective we would find that it is our individual covetousness that is causing us (for one reason or another) to lean towards the thoughts we are allowing to permeate in our minds. 
      However, you see, we are not always right, but Jesus Christ is always right.  He does not allow the permeation of rabid thoughts into His mind.  This is where you and I must change.
      Sin is a permeation of rabid thoughts and deeds we allow ourselves to grow into.  It is like the leaven in bread.  It grows larger and larger, creating gas bubbles within the bread dough.  It will only stop when baked or chilled.  Until we decide to do better for Christ and walk away from our sin, we will live like the leaven growing larger and larger, becoming a large gas bubble, which, at some point will explode and show our worthlessness.  

      Let your life mean something.  Do it for Christ.

Bro John R. E Chastain

Hebrews 13:1-8  Let brotherly love continue.  (2)  Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  (3)  Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.  (4)  Marriageis honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.  (5)  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  (6)  So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.  (7)  Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of theirconversation.  (8)  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

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