This is Part 1 of 3, things Christian’s cannot do and still expect special Wisdom or blessings from God, other than perhaps Him telling us it’s time to repent. God is in the people business to help, guide, lead, chastise, bless, love and care, and forgive, and teaches people to be the same.
In teaching principles of Wisdom there are something’s people absolutely cannot do and expect God’s blessings. If we seek Wisdom from God, we cannot ignore God nor live against His will.
There are certain things that Christian’s sometimes do that are very detrimental to their Relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and consequently have devastating effects. Even more concerning, some people do these things more than sometimes, and through self-deception some ignore them. However, to not heed what the Lord has told us is nothing short of very foolish. Here are just a few of those, along with good news when people change. He is an awesome loving and caring God and expects us all in life to do the same.
-Unwillingness to Forgive Others
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
The meaning of this scripture is very clear. “God will not forgive us if we refuse to forgive others”. Such behavior is guaranteed to significantly impact your relationship with God.
-Talking About Others Inappropriately
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
I Peter 3:10
”For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.”
Christian’s should “not talk poorly of others”, and certainly should “not run someone down”, we are to “build one another up”, speak positive about people, and be peacemakers and not stir up quarrel, and not degrade lives.
-Manipulation and Scheming
20 Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.
22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.
“17 I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. 19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
All three areas above have consequences:
“7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 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. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Let us receive your Blessings for how we speak and treat others, even our words, which can bring life and goodness to our lives.
Father God in Heaven, praise and glory to You the One Who has and deserves All, Perfection and Goodness, Power and Might, Holiness and Honor, let us heed Your Words and Instruction, and be obedient to You to live as You have called us. Have Mercy and Grace upon all, forgive our sins, show Compassion and Kindness and lead us to do the same. Convict us when we do otherwise. Don’t let us hinder our relationship with you and others based on foolish actions. Let us bless and encourage everyone, even enemies and lift them up, speak good things and edify others. Teach us to be Wise and Righteous, to be more like the Mind of Christ.
Thank You for all things you give us.
In Jesus Name,
Cedar Plains Christian Church
930 Cedar Plains Road
Falkville, AL 35622
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