Since when am I the standard
for perfection and holiness?
You may steal, lie and cheat,
but I’m also full of mess!
Last time I checked the Word,
the goal was for us to be more like Christ.
So please help me understand
how what we’ve become resembles the Christian life?
I measure your sin
by how I feel it compares to mine.
But when did that become our focus?
When did we cross that line?
Have we been so deceived
that we honestly can’t see,
that Satan is busy at work –
in Christians today – literally!
Blinded by anger, bitterness, and hate,
we gossip, slander, degrade, and lie;
forgetting the very words of Christ
and the main reason He came to die.
Love was the concept he preached over and over again,
the one command he left us to live by and for.
Yet love continues to vanish in our midst
as if thrown out the window or trampled on the floor.
We walk around pointing fingers at each other
playing right into the devil’s hands.
Neglecting time with God in His Word
and instead making up our own Christian demands.
We rewrite His rules
and interpret them our own way,
defining right and wrong
based on what we personally believe and say.
Not realizing that we too
are greatly deceived:
by lies, false teaching,
and a corrupt society.
The world now dictates how we live for Christ.
We adapt, modify, and daily transform,
moving further away from God;
Metamorphosis, in its worse form.
Our attitude being: “I’m not gay, I don’t murder
I don’t fornicate or sleep around!”
Forgetting about the pride, hate, and selfishness
that in our hearts is largely found.
God’s main concern certainly isn’t
about sin levels or degrees.
Last I read in His Word, He was looking for those
who would serve Him faithfully.
A faithful few, still struggling with sin,
yet repenting, and relying on Him every day,
knowing that without His strength and Holy Spirit
we couldn’t serve Him faithfully anyway.
Focusing on Him and His Word daily,
being conformed to Christ as He commanded;
If we all did this, there would be no time
to find fault with others, requiring stuff He hasn’t even demanded.
No discrimination of race, sex, or age
political standing, occupation, or background;
just a body of believers demonstrating the love of Christ,
but where on earth today can that be found?
Now I get why God in Noah’s day
destroyed the entire world by flood.
Hallelujah! for his promise not to do so ever again,
And for Jesus shedding his blood!
One day we will realize that all we can do
Is work on being who he called us to be,
and not try to fix everyone else,
as that’s the Holy Spirit’s job, can’t we see?
Of course a change of this nature
requires spending time reading His Word.
Which unfortunately today is rare.
A Bible reading Christian? ….. sounds almost absurd.
And therein lies the heart of our deception;
no Bible, no love, no obedience or sacrifice
Satan certainly is pleased
with what has become the so-called “Christian life”.