keith hobkirk Yesterday, 6:37 PM Pastor Rolf
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2 Corinthians 7:1
“Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
A message of holiness is generally not popular in our modern world. I guess most people feel they are pretty goodand have no need to hear a call to clean up our act and live holy lives.
In this feel-good society we place the stress on creature pleasures. Over and over I have heard people refuse to commit their life to Christ because they want to enjoy the pleasures of sin. They want to wait until they have fully satisfied their lusts and then they will be interested in getting right with God. BEEP!
Two thoughts always come to mind in response. First is the reality that these so-called pleasures are not all they are cracked up to be. The most miserable people I have ever met are victims of what they once called pleasure. Now their lives have become a living nightmare. Often they are too ashamed to turn to God.
The second observation is that none of us know how long we have to live. These human bodies of ours are absolutely amazing. Our critical organs can function over long periods of time, but just as true, they can experience catastrophic failure at a moment’s notice and we will be in eternity. I WANT TO LIVE A HOLY LIFE!
May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!
- - - Pastor Cecil