Tuesday, August 23, 2011

THINK ON THESE THINGS - TUESDAY

STAY THE COURSE...an exhortation
It has been a fun, yet insightful 3 plus weeks, since we started visiting Romans 14 - verse 
by verse up to Verse 16. Some amazing comments and interaction developed during this time. Romans 14 is the great guideline of guarding your conduct, so as not to bring shame to Christ and yourself!


A lot of this chapter involves food and eating. However these things are metaphors for a wide range conduct when we are under a magnifying glass. The world is forever monitoring us to see when we fail. Why prove them right?

Below are the remaining verses of Romans 14 (verses 17-23) which expands more on the issue of eating food (or visiting eating establishments) which can cause someone to stray....someone weaker. But as we end this series, I wish to encourage us to continue walking in the Light and walking the Talk (see yesterday's post). We love Dayspring and all its greetings cards etc, which are found in Christian bookstores. I have quoted Dayspring founder Roy Lessin, a number of times, in this blog.  He has a great encouragement for us today...the type of word, which you cannot find in one of his regular greeting cards!




Continue in the things that concern Him;
He will continue to take care of the things that concern you.



Continue to give Him all that is yours;
He will continue to give you all that is His.



Continue to wait upon Him;
He will continue to be faithful to you.



Continue to seek His highest;
He will continue to give you His best.

“Obey me, and I will be your God, and you will be my people. Do everything as I say, and all will be well!” Jeremiah 7:23 NLT
-Roy Lessin

THE REST OF ROMANS 14:
17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit18 Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. 19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

20 Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats. 21 It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble. 22 The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves. 23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin. 
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