Don’t be a Pharisee

We tend to look at the things around us based on what we were taught. These ways are usually based on our understanding and what the majority says is morally correct. The world looks to leaders and public figures for guidance but this has become our downfall. As our opinions do matter to us and those around us we need to ask, does my opinion really matter to GOD? Well that would depend on where we draw our opinion from. If it is drawn from the views of the world or popular opinion then we are doing ourselves a grave dis-service.

The bible says that God is not a respecter of persons, which is to say that God doesn’t care what we think about if it does or does not not align with His plan or His purpose because in God,s eyes we are all the same. Because our thoughts can not even begin to understand why God does what He does, it is only for us to Trust in Him and have Faith that no matter the situation He is always in control. We must realize that our part in His plan is to Love one another and to further His purpose by being there for each other with out judgement of what we see or what we think is not of Him.

I met a guy a couple weeks ago who stopped going to church and has been doing things that most will say is wrong for him or not good for him to be doing. Then yesterday i spoke to someone from his church that told me that it wasn’t right and that the guy was backslidden, messing up, etc.. But i do not see the situation as the guy is doing things he shouldn’t be doing because when I spoke to him he said he was tired of the rules and restrictions that his church placed on him and that it made him feel like he was always doing wrong. It was his leaders who made him feel unworthy and restricted him from God. This is how the enemy divides us and confuses our purpose by making us think we can know what is good and just in God’s sight, but as children how can we really understand God’s ways. Only with Trust and Faith in everything God does and how he can use all things for His purpose. Whatever the this guy is doing i know he is still praying and seeking God so I Trust that God is doing something for him and is using the situation for his purpose so I as the guys brother in Christ will check up on him and remind him to keep his Faith so that God can complete the work that was started.

When Jesus was here he did not go to the temples to teach the Pharisees and Sadducee s (Priests). He new that they seen the world through their own eyes and condemned people for the things they did, thus keeping them from the presence of God. They also thought that their view were correct and that caused them to keep people at a distance from God by saying that only they were pure and good to be able to be in God’s presence. 1 John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Jesus came to let us know that God is available to everyone and that He was to make it possible for us to be sinless in God’s sight. By dying for us he opened a door that no one can close and taught that we are worthy of our creators love and favor. So We should never feel that anything we do will keep us from God because Jesus made they way for us. Anyone who says anything to make us think or feel that we can not have a relationship with God, is wrong and they do not understand what Jesus actually did. So be bold and go to God for everything no matter your situation or circumstance and remember that God only wants a one on one relationship with each of us and He wants to Love us because we are his children.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

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