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Roxi
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Tallahassee, Florida

 Sin that does not matter?

"But the high places were not taken away out of Israel; nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days." 2 Chronicles 15:17 Asa was incomplete in his external obedience; he was right in the main but not entirely right. Beware of the thing of which you say--"Oh, that does not matter much." The fact that it does not matter much to you may mean that it matters a very great deal to God. Nothing is a light matter with a child of God." Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

Chambers makes a good point here and I thought that it was worth sharing.
The fact of the matter is, we can walk in an upright manner, but still have idols in our hearts. Many times we don't even know they are there, but they are hindering us from walking in complete communion with Christ.
Then there are other times when we recognize the heart issue but refuse to deal with it, as I think was the case for Asa.
We must remember that God knows our heart and He desires it to be pure and set apart for Him only. May we be like David and say, "Search me O God, and know my heart, try me and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead into the way everlasting." (Psalm 139:23,24)

To Him who can keep you from stumbling,

Roxi


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Tiffanie

 2005/11/15 10:33Profile
habakkuk3
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Joined: 2005/10/18
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 Re: Sin that does not matter?

Quote:
The fact that it does not matter much to you may mean that it matters a very great deal to God. Nothing is a light matter with a child of God." Oswald Chambers

Yes, God is interersted in digging to the root of every sin. It's a very painful process, as He exposes those things that were at one time unconscious to force us into making a choice. That's much of the "fallow ground" referred to in Hosea "Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you."

Let us not despite the day of small things as Zechariah said as the Holy Spirit searches our heart.

My pastor preached a sermon entitled "Neutral ground" and in reality there is no such thing. May we fully surrender to Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to live through us.


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Ed Pugh

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