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Conservatism mixed with a little end time theology

Lovers of Truth

How can we keep our hearts steady in this time?  We must be lovers of the truth.

We must be confident in what we believe and confident in Who we believe.  It’s Jesus, of course.

While these are by no means comprehensive, they do provide a foundation in which to live out Christianity in this day:

  1. Community.  Try as I might, it is impossible to go about this alone.  Imagine a group of people pursuing the Sermon on the Mount and living out the fasted lifestyle together. They lean on one another and there is a sense of trust and transparency among them.  It almost seems too remarkable to be real.  Oh, thankfully the Holy Spirit’s ability to unify is far more powerful than our own.  Create in me a clean and selfless heart, O God.  I myself am a stumbling block to that community.
  2. Sermon on the Mount.  The best description I’ve ever heard of this is, “The Constitution of God’s Kingdom.”  This is how the Kingdom will operate for eternity.  I will spend the rest of my days giving myself to growing in this lifestyle – only because it will take me that long to get it! 🙂
  3. Bible.  I would say this is the last and most tricky or confusing part.  Many will come and teach on God, love, assisting the poor – and they will use Bible verses to back up their teaching.  But, it will be rooted in man’s wisdom and will not seek to glorify Jesus.  How will we know this?  We have to consistently obey the written Word of God.  Be in His presence and let His Word wash over you.  Study it.  Memorize it.  Know it.

These 3 elements all require effort.  I can’t wake up one day and suddenly know and possess the above 3 things.  And believe me – for the storm that is coming we don’t want to cram for the exam the night before.  We want to be established and living out Community, the Sermon on the Mount, and be full of the Word of God before the day approaches.

Regarding His Sermon on the Mount teaching, Jesus would conclude it with this admonition,

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24-25)

Jesus, give us endurance to become people you would esteem as wise in this age.

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Filed under: 1st Commandment, Signs of the Times

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