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TODAY’S MEDITATION – Do you want to be blessed in what you do? (James 1:25)

Today, we tend to forget that God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Many believers go to church without having the sense of reverence they should for our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who established the church and its rules… Why? Because many people don’t want to be told the truth of the Gospel, but most are looking for sensations within the church, just like when we watch a movie. And such people would argue and even question the Word of God while claiming to be Christians. My brother, my sister, today know that in the Old Testament, when someone was defiled and unclean, they were unfit to enter the temple or to worship before God (Lamentations 4:13-15). Now, the Bible tells us that our bodies are the Temple of God. Therefore, we should keep it clean and pure to be able to worship the Lord. The Bible has not changed the rules of God because our society is establishing gay marriages, sex before marriages, corruption, self-ambition, etc… as norms. The norms of the world will never be the norms of the Lord! Can you imagine how powerful and efficient the Spirit of God would be working in this fallen world among us, if we believers were following the norms of the Lord and living according to God’s principles rather than compromising or trying to adapt the world within our churches? You see, all of us want to be blessed by God, but the only thing that triggers His blessings abundantly is obedience to His laws. Why? Because obedience gives birth to faithfulness. The Bible says “But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it–not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it–they will be blessed in what they do” (James 1:25). My friend, yes…. it is not easy to live in a way that pleases God in this fallen world. But living that way is what sets you free, heals you, restores you and opens the gates of heaven over your head. God is looking for faithful and obedient children who respect themselves enough to respect what He says. Now, think about yourself: are you trying with all you heart, with all your soul and with all your strength, to be that son or daughter who is trying to please His Father, with faith that what He says is what should be done? Or are you the kind that argues with Him about His laws because you would like Him to adapt them to your way of living? Whatever choices you make in this life, there are only two ways: “Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life” (Galatians 6:8). My friend, this meditation may not apply to you today, but it may apply to someone you know, so go and tell them for their own good! Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]