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“Living a New Life”
 
Have you ever heard this statement; I sure wish the Lord God would tell us how He wants us to live?
 
Well surprise, He does.
It is just that some people only want to follow the Lord’s instruction when it suits the way they want to live.
 
When God’s teaching goes against how they are living, it is like they wonder if they can bargain with Him.
 
If not, some make a God of their choosing, one that does fit the way they want to live.
And it is always under the guise of love.
 
A loving God would not …………
 
Please read the following verses.
2 Timothy 2:14-26
14 Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
 
16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some.
 
19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”
 
20 In a large house, there are articles not only of gold and silver but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble.
21 If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
 
22 Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
 
24 And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
25 Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,
26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
 
Pretty clear teaching, isn’t it?
 
Now if you want to be true to yourself and the Lord, we all know that true love involves discipline.
The Lord God is sinless and just; He will not be part of sin and injustice.
 
Ask Him today for the help and strength You need to live His way.
If you are a believer, the Holy Spirit of God already dwells with You and longs to teach you the ways of the Lord God.
 
Have a blessed Monday.

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