July 27, 2014

Weak in Faith?

Psalm 37:11 ESV 

But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.

A person who is meek is submissive, like a child. Simply saying "Yes", in their heart, to the commands of God and walking in that. Those who walk in obedience will have abundant peace..

If you get told "your faith is weak" because you obey a command that another person may not, then don't believe it. How can your faith be weak when you are obeying God's word? That's not being "weak in faith", that's being "meek". And His word says they shall delight in abundant peace. So don't be trippin over one comment. Just know truth, pray for them, and continue to walk by the spirit. Romans 8

3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Also notice what it says in verse "7". Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God; nor indeed can be.

So flip that. To be "Spiritually minded" is to be subject to the law of God. To walk by the Spirit is to walk by God's law. Understand what i just said. To "walk by the Spirit" is to walk according to God's law. It's not about "feelings" or having "feelings" and "nudges" that are "walking by the Spirit". Feelings and nudges can be fine but that's not the foundation of what walking by the Spirit is.

God's word says to "put on".. compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,.. Colossians 3:12 If they ain't doing it with you then they need to "put it on". It's also a heart thing. It's not just the "outside". So don't focus more on that than the heart.. Pray for them..

And above all of this don't insult them,the people who may say you are "weak in faith", or use God's word as a machete. God's word is means of correction and you are going to correct someone, rebuke, or lead them more to Christ, then do it in a way that you would have it done to you. If that means taking time and reflecting how "you" would want it to be brought, then do it...

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