A Mother's Moment?, Galatians 6:7-10, Hebrews 4:12-13, James 3:8-14, John 3:16, Matthew 12:35-36, Matthew 15:17-20, Matthew 7:13-23, What's coming out of your heart., What's coming out of YOUR mouth?, Who are you influencing...
A Mother’s Moment??? A Word from THE WORD!!! #91
I’m going to take a little bit of a different take on the post for today, and whether it turns out short or long, there are some things I want to share from my heart–the heart of a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a neighbor, a Bible teacher as well as a learner; but today I’d like to share some of my own perspective of what I see around me. What I see in the world around me, in my community, in my own family; while God gave every person the right to choose, we seem to have forgotten God’s admonition to us all.
“Be not deceived;
God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh
shall of the flesh reap corruption;
but he that soweth to the Spirit
shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary
in well doing:
for in due season
we shall reap,
if we faint not.
10 As we have therefore opportunity,
let us do good unto all men,
especially unto them
who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:7-10
It is your choice, but choose wisely, there is a test! And the standard is God and HIS WORD!
“For the word of God
and sharper than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder
of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner
of the thoughts
and intents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature
that is not manifest in his sight:
but all things
unto the eyes of him
with whom we have to do.” Hebrews 4:12-13
We will all give an account, and we can choose to walk our own way or God’s way, but there is a difference, and it is seen from the inside out. Jesus makes that real clear!
“A good man
out of the good treasure of the heart
bringeth forth good things:
and an evil man
out of the evil treasure
bringeth forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you,
That every idle word
that men shall speak,
they shall give account thereof
in the day of judgment.” Matthew 12:35-36
“Do not ye yet understand,
that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth
goeth into the belly,
and is cast out into the draught?
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth
come forth from the heart;
and they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart
proceed evil thoughts,
20 These are the things which defile a man:
but to eat with unwashen hands
defileth not a man.” Matthew 15:17-20
And before we return to the words of Jesus, I’d like us to consider the message of James–And if there was ever a message to a people, a people who like to talk about Jesus but then use language more suited to the gutter than civil conversation; a people who talk about loving Jesus and live in sin, immorality, greed, self-destructive habits, dis-regard for life, righteousness, and mostly the God who reigns on HIS Throne! I’m not throwing rocks, but I am hoping that God can use this message to call people to repentance, to call the lost to repentance and faith in Jesus’ substitutionary, atoning sacrifice for sin; to call His own to holy living rather than being influenced by the corruption of this world which is leading men, women, boys and girls (and yes there is a difference between ‘girls’ and ‘boys’–God created it and HE hasn’t changed HIS mind or the rules!) straight to hell! ! I many will just stop right here and say I’m old-fashioned, and YES, I thank God I am! If ‘old-fashioned’ means living God’s way and not the world’s; if it means refusing to use words and phrases that are crude and lude; if it means being respectful of others while refusing to compromise my own personal convictions; if it means trying to live with the ‘fruit of the Spirit’ before the world rather than the lusts of this fleshly world. James says it better than I could!
“But the tongue can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil,
full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God,
even the Father;
and therewith curse we men,
which are made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth
these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place
12 Can the fig tree,
bear olive berries?
either a vine,
so can no fountain
both yield salt water
13 Who is a wise man
and endued with knowledge among you?
let him shew out of a good conversation
his works with meekness of wisdom.
14 But if ye have
in your hearts,
and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above,
but is earthly,
devilish.” James 3:8-14
And in closing, I leave you with the call of Jesus to examine your heart, and please come to HIM in repentance and faith if you don’t know HIM, or in repentance and restoration if you have already been born again. The days are drawing close to HIS return, I pray that you will be ready.
“Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate,
and broad is the way,
that leadeth to destruction,
and many there be
which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be
that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets,
which come to you in sheep’s clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them
by their fruits.
Do men gather grapes
17 Even so every good tree
bringeth forth good fruit;
but a corrupt tree
bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree
cannot bring forth evil fruit,
neither can a corrupt tree
bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit
is hewn down,
and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits
ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me,
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;
but he that doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day,
have we not prophesied in thy name?
and in thy name have cast out devils?
and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you:
depart from me,
ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:13-23
I pray that you will examine your heart and your mouth–you are influencing someone today! And I thank God for the privilege of being a mother, and I hope you hear the heart of this mother calling you to come to Jesus either for salvation, if you are lost in sin, or for cleansing and restoration to HIS service if you are HIS own! I pray that all of you know or will come to know the Father of Heaven who loves you so much that:
“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Amen and Amen!!!