As I awoke this morning to my watch alarm (which I am usually already up for 2 hours by then) I am still feeling sick. Ever thought of tolerance as a positive thing or heard people speak of tolerance as a positive thing? Ever thought or heard of compromise as a positive thing or wonder if or when too many compromises cause things to go bad? Ever noticed that in some cases when there is tolerance for evil and compromise for evil how it causes destruction in the lives of people?
So let’s consider what tolerance means:
So let’s consider what compromise means:
So based on the above when do tolerance and compromise lead to destruction or destructive behaviors?
Today’s devotional is described as:
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Scripture from Today’s Devotional:
So rather than just basing our decision or answer to the question above on what the dictionary says, let’s take a look at what God’s Word tells us in scripture! God’s Word will never return void! God’s Word will help cut through the noise and the distraction and get to the core of the matter! Let’s break free from sin and the temptations of the devil and find victory by the blood of the lamb and the words of our testimony.
Let’s be the dads who stand firm on the rock of Jesus Christ and allow Him to keep us aligned as our cornerstone for life! Let’s be the dads who lean in on God more because we realize that judgment is coming to the world because of stumbling blocks and temptations to sin! Let’s be the dads who are leaning in and trusting God to help us from falling into temptation and helps us from being the cause or reason for why other get tripped up! Let’s be the dads who aren’t the cause of stumbling blocks in others’ lives! It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to the person on whose account or through whom the stumbling block comes! Let’s be the dads who are looking to remove anything that is causing us to stumble into sin! Let’s be the dads who are choosing to live our lives overcoming the temptations and stumbling blocks of sin in our lives! Let’s be the dads who are choosing to live their lives in a way that won’t cause others to stumble into sin! Let’s be the dads who are choosing to live our lives in a way that won’t cause our wives or our kids to stumble into sin and end up in the fiery pit of hell.
Today’s devotional has been provided to us by Daniel Kolenda through Charisma House.
Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me: (check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)
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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
“Hate Your Dragon“
- What are you compromising? Do you see any potential destructive possibilities from it?
- What are you tolerating? Do you see any potential destructive possibilities from it?
- Ever considered what Jesus was saying in today’s scripture about how our attitude should be toward sin?
- Ever considered how we need to put it at the center of the table and attack the problem rather than one another?
- Ever considered how it isn’t a “side issue” or “insignificant“?
- Let’s be the dads who know and realize the full implications of sin, “sin can destroy our lives, both in this world and in eternity“!
- Let’s be the dads who know and realize the implications of sin on those around us, “it can also destroy the lives of those around us“!
- Today’s devotional speaks to sin from God’s perspective to help us better understand when it says:
- “God hates sin because He sees the beginning from the end. He sees the damage and destruction sin causes in our lives and in the world. If we can get God’s perspective on those little dragons in our lives, if we can see them as they really are—fire-breathing monsters in the making—we will become ruthless with them, just as God is. If we find ourselves coddling sins or tolerating compromise in our own lives, something is dangerously wrong.“
- Let’s be the dads who are getting “serious about sin“!
- Let’s be the dads who are focusing on “loving Jesus more“!
- Let’s be the dads who are putting our time and effort into Jesus by “sitting at His feet, drinking of His presence“!
- Let’s be the dads who walk in obedience to the will and commands of Jesus “out of a place of love is even more powerful than the most articulate spiritual warfare prayer“!