“This is our sin, we grieve more for one loss, than we are thankful for a hundred mercies (Watson, Religion Our True Interest, 126).” – Thomas Watson
In my thoughts about this quote, I came to the conclusion that we are acting more and more like the World. Let me explain, but first watch this praise song called “Lord Have Mercy by Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant:
In Christ, we are to be in the world and not of the world. Let’s read 1 John 2:15-17:
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
We can read these verses, and say to ourselves. “Yeah, that’s right.” and continue to do the opposite! For example, we scheme to get money in and out of church; with a form of investment, great entertainment can be found in and out of church; with concerts and programs, and a few others things that are the same. Therefore, there’s no distinguishable differences made. You truly do not notice. Why? Nothing is made Holy, as our Father in Heaven is Holy.
We are to be holy people unto God, but can not discern between clean and unclean things. So, Mr. Watson is right in his quote. Instead of being thankful in everything, we grieve over one lost toy, one lost car, one house, and so many things, and forget about the one who created all things – Elohim (God)!
What is made holy in your life? Didn’t Jesus say in Matthew 7:6a, “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs…?” Do you see the problem? I hope so. We are to set things apart as Holy! Can you tell me what made the ground holy where Moses stood on the mountain Horeb? It was not the ground per-say, but it was the holiness of God; He set it apart unto Himself. Exodus 30:29 says,“And thou shalt sanctify them, that they may be most holy: whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.” It was cleansed by the angel of the Lord, and it should be respected as such “HOLY”. In the Old Testament, if something or someone was set apart unto God, and you did not remember the rules, you would die. Thank God for His mercies! Amen.
Are we too afraid to set things apart unto the Lord, and give thanks for them? We will die immediately, so that’s why we do not make things holy! And believe a lie instead of the truth of God’s Word, which states “Be holy; for I am Holy (1 Peter 1:16).”
When Jesus dies on our behalf, He set us apart unto the Father by His blood (Hebrew 13:12), and set us from rituals of sins – lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, and the pride of life. If so, why can we not thank God for His many blessing of mercy?
You think about it, and give me your opinion. I will be look forward to reading it.
Until next time, continue to be blessed and Praise the Lord!
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