Has anyone ever told you that your views are too old fashioned? Have you ever been told to get with the times and stop living in the past, the year is 2014, not 1420? Are there moments when you look out at the world around you and wonder, what has happened? Where did the respect and common courtesy go to? Why have times gotten so corrupt?
There is this incessant aphorism that is assumed by many individuals who see this millennium as a new era, a time of great change. Great change is indefinitely evident, however the conformity to these abhorrent changes are blasphemous.
Here is a little fact for those who say such atrocities to those who try to sustain what is proper and right according to God: Our Lord, Jesus Christ, is forever the past, present and future (Hebrews 13:8). God does not change and will remain strong in His convictions and love towards all His Creation. "I the Lord do not change (Malachi 3:6).”
If God was made upset by the people of the past, what makes you think if we do those very same things, God would not be upset with us? Regardless of the year we live in, God’s Law remains the same. Despite what the majority of earth’s inhabitants are doing, the way of our Lord is still at hand and expected to be upheld.
There will be those who will try to torment you. Demons will make efforts to drag you down, stray you from the way of our Lord. There will be lions dressed up as sheep that will scourge your soul, mind and body. You will be made to sin no matter how hard you try to avoid it. Transgressions will be apparent and seemingly unavoidable. You will do wrong after being swayed by the darkness that only wishes you harm.
Remember Beloved that our Lord is very merciful and loving. He will forgive us as long as we ask for it. We can do this through repentance. There is this misconception that from Jesus dying for our sins, all the wrong that we commit is automatically forgiven by default. This is a false understanding and distortion of our Lord’s Death and Resurrection.
Jesus indeed died for our sins. However, we must not go along and knowingly sin against God for the reason that we are forgiven. How can you test God in this way? It is an insult to our Lord to think as though His dying for our sins grants us access to continue to sin without an ounce of guilt or remorse.
Do not allow your sins to hold you from God but rather pull you closer to Him. Our sins remind us that we are human and that we will make mistakes. Use your mistakes as a way to not only learn but to turn to God more than you may have before.
You only live once, right? So live according to the Will of our Lord and of God. Live the way Jesus lived. Live as though you are to be judged each day. Beloved, do not forget that just because the societies and generations change, does not imply that you should go along with it all.