|Approved by God|
|Written by Jacob Chacko Kallara|
|Thursday, 07 July 2011 19:08|
"But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts." - 1 Thessalonians 2 V4
"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power and from such people turn away!" - 2 Timothy 3 V1-5
We find it very common in our cultures today that no one likes to be offended and the tolerance for sin and wickedness is increasing. Even in some of our pulpits today, preachers limit themselves from speaking the truth because their preaching might hurt someone. This is contrary to what the Scripture teaches us. Now, our God is merciful and kind and willing to forgive when someone turn to the Lord and seeks forgiveness. The Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3 V16). We are told not to judge anyone for there is only One Righteous who can judge mankind, but we can surely correct and share the truth. Let not our hearts be tolerant to lies and wickedness as our society demands, but let us take our stand for the truth and walk in righteousness.
"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work." - Jesus Christ