“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” -Matthew 26:41
I’ve been pondering a lot lately about how so many living in sin today are considered the most loving and accepting groups in our society. I think one of the great deceptions so many are falling victim to is the world’s definition of love. When the world loves, it takes a person and tells them to love themselves exactly as they are. It tells them they don’t need to change a thing. It seems so good on the outside. It seems accepting, welcoming, warm and unconditional. Sin will hardly ever feel bad. It will hardly ever look as ugly and broken and dark as it is. The thing about lies is that they look like the truth. The enemy is so good at making sin look good, both morally and pleasurably. Don’t buy into it. In this day and age we must be discerning. We must consult our Bible for the truth, and we must not twist it to fit the sin. We must not make excuses. We must live holy lives.
Jesus loves us better than the world, dear friends. Do not be deceived. Jesus tells us to come as we are and He loves us unconditionally and He makes us whole. He makes us better. He makes us how He created us to be. He raises us up.
If we only knew the dream the Father had for the world. How it must break His heart to hear us as Christians say, “Living in the world” as a negative connotation when He meant for Eden to be eternal.
Pray for a discerning heart and don’t be deceived. God’s love is the only true love. His word is the only true word. And by those standards we measure everything else.