Saturday, December 19, 2015

Truth Manifest

The complexity, beauty and order inherent within the natural systems of this world clearly testify to the reality of the Creator/Intelligent Designer.

Common sense/logic testifies to the reality that a morality premised on loving God and loving our fellow man (righteousness) is necessary for the well being of every individual.

It is in the above context that we have the testimony of Jesus, a preacher of righteousness, testifying that God requires all individuals to repent and forsake all known evil (every self serving deed and thought done apart from a spirit of love) lest they perish permanently in the judgement to come.

We can ridicule such things and write them off in our mind, or we can heed such advice, reflect upon it, and yield ourselves to righteousness and walk in purity and thus find peace. A peace found through being reconciled to the Creator having our past misdeeds/rebellion forgiven.

To ignore the call of God entails a life of vanity, going from one project to another, one self justification to another, one pleasure to another, all on a road that ultimately leads to a death with no peace, a death where one is faced with the fact that all they did in this life was vanity and that they lose. The is why Jesus contended that people lay up their treasure in heaven, ie. serve the greater reality as opposed to temporal vanity.

All is vanity when one rejects and refuses to abide wholeheartedly in the truth, the truth of love out of a pure heart manifest through an abiding walk in the Spirit of God all the days of our lives.

Love works no ill. Love is a fulfillment of righteousness.

1Jn 3:7  Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1Jn 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1Jn 3:9  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
1Jn 3:10  In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
1Jn 3:11  For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

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