Tuesday, July 4, 2017

the real God

James 3

13 If you are wise and understand God's ways, live a life of steady goodness so that only good deeds will pour forth.

14 But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don't cover up the truth with boasting and lying.

15 For jealousy and selfishness are not God's kind of wisdom.

Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic.

16 For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.

  17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure.

It is also peace loving,

gentle at all times,

and willing to yield to others.

It is full of mercy and good deeds.

It shows no favoritism

and is always sincere.

18 And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

We hear a lot of talk from people in pop culture about how they have to thank “God” for whatever they are talking about.

I get the feeling they are not talking about the same God I serve.

The God I'm following is transformational.

I don't get a real sense a lot of transformation going on from so many who do a lot of the the God talking in pop culture.

James talks about what a life of following Jesus should look like.

It's the yardstick by which we measure whether a person is truly hooked up with God, or is merely acknowledging “God” because it's cache.

The question is, do we do the same thing?

Is the God we follow someone of our own creation, or is He the real one revealed in the pages of the Bible?

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