Go to Brandon’s blog to read about the shooting competition he competed in on Saturday. He came in 4th out of 16 over all. And it was his first time.
Beth has been attempting to upload the “pie in the face” video for you to see, but we have been plagued with extremely slow internet speed tonight. Maybe she can get it tomorrow.
The majority of you are not going to understand what prompted this post, but I am going to make it public anyway. Someone wrote something they intended for me to see. I have no intention of carrying on a conversation.
I posted something on Friday knowing full well that it would hit its intended target. That target still checks this blog regularly. If he doesn’t want to know what I have to say, then he should not read it. Well….I made said target extremely mad. Bless his little heart. He can just blow that gasket. I don’t care.
Said target did not deny what I accused him of. He just blew up because I said anything about it.
We cannot expect God to just overlook a sin we continue to flaunt. Yes, I said flaunt. God forgives. But repent means to turn in the opposite direction.
v 1: turn away from sin or do penitence [syn: atone] 2: feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about [syn: regret, rue]
Nowhere in there does it say, “Keep on doing it when you think nobody will see.” When you are doing something you know you are not supposed to do (let’s say…cheat on a spouse, for instance), God does not look the other way when you keep on doing it, because your heart is “torn between two places.” And pointing out that everybody else is a sinner, too, does not excuse it.
Yes, all humans sin. But there are those who diligently try to stay away from sin, and there are those who make no effort at all to stay away, even after they have been told what will happen. Like the pastor says….it’s when you make it a lifestyle that you haven’t repented.
Guilt will weigh very heavily on someone who refuses to turn away from their sin of choice.
And I’d be careful about saying that our church will not forgive.
Prov 19:5…..A false witness will not go unpunished,
and he who pours out lies will not go free. NIV
You’re just sorry you’ve been seen again.
NO, NO, NO….
Acts 3:19-20…..19 Repent , then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, NIV
Prov 5:18-23…..18 So be happy with your wife and find your joy with the girl you married — 19 pretty and graceful as a deer. Let her charms keep you happy; let her surround you with her love. 20 Son, why should you give your love to another woman? Why should you prefer the charms of another man’s wife? 21 The LORD sees everything you do. Wherever you go, he is watching. 22 The sins of a wicked man are a trap. He gets caught in the net of his own sin. 23 He dies because he has no self-control. His utter stupidity will send him to his grave. TEV
Ex 20:17…..17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” NIV
1 John 2:3-4…..3 We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. 4 The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. NIV
You just cannot improve on what God said.
If you want forgiveness, stop what you are doing.