Reading: Matthew 16:5-12
When we read the Word of God and it makes us feel uneasy about some of our habits, practices and lifestyle—what do we find ourselves doing? Do we run to people who tell us a different interpretation of things and make us feel better? Do we seek comfort in highly acclaimed books written by respected religious leaders? Do we move to a church that advertises its tolerance—making us happy with their simple, short and repetitive messages of God’s love, acceptance and inclusivity?
My friend, if we are finding comfort in everything else except in the Word of God, chances are we really are in an uncomfortable position. If we are being offended or terrified by His Word, chances are there is something to be terrified about.
My brother, my sister, I pray that the next time you open your Bible, the Lord will open your heart and mind and give you the answer to your questions. May your vindication come from Him, and may He give you His peace, His joy and His strength to live according to His instructions as stated in His un-adulterated Word. The Lord bless you.