I didn’t post a blog yesterday. I am not sure it was writers block or intentional rebellion on my part. I sometimes have trouble reconciling that things that bother me and the discussions I have in my head need to remain there and most especially shouldn’t be posted in a blog like this. I think it’s because I struggle to be in this world and not of it.
In the book of Matthew 6:24 we are told “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” I am not chasing wealth. I will admit that more funds in the bank would certainly help make life easier, but to chase wealth tends to leave you empty and hollow. My issue lies with how to live my life as a Christian and not sin.
I know I know you are probably saying just don’t give into the temptation and more often than not I can accomplish that, but then there are the times where my tongue can run away with me and I say something that its totally not loving and not even reproving in nature, but just plain mean or sarcastic. In James 3 it speaks of how the tongue can be like a fire and consume even a forest. I think I could manage to wipe out a few forested areas with my fiery tongue. But in the world that kind of speech is ok. To speak to someone in fluent sarcasm is almost expected in some situations. To my shame I can easily fit in.
I have other foibles that could stumble ME not my brother, maybe I will discuss them in the coming days…..come along on my “world tour”.