God will not twist his words to fit into our agenda or what works best for us. We are called to live as Jesus lived. We are called to walk as he walked. We are called not to live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
To live is Christ and to die is gain.
Living to glorify Christ and dying to our fleshly desires
God came to rescue us out of our distresses. He called us to pursue after righteousness/right living.
The phrase “Get right with God”comes to mind. In order to get right with God we have to see our need for our Saviour and our Deliverer. He came to set the captives free. Our thoughts are not always His thoughts until they are lined up with His word.
How can we say one thing and live another way?
If Gods calls me to love and I hate, am I living right by God?
If God tells me to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and I am looking for the next best thing or what can satisfy, am I living right by God?
If I am looking for a man to fulfill my emotional desires when God is calling me to him to fill them, am I doing right by God?
If he tells me to not judge my neighbor and I judge them, am I doing right by God?
If he tell me to not commit adultery and I look at another man with lust in my eyes, am I doing right by God.
If he tells me not curse others and I speak against them, am I doing right by God?
He has called us into holiness and into right living.
How can I make an impact on others if I am living the same as they?
Don't participate in the fruitless works of darkness, but instead, expose them. Eph 5:11