Monday, October 25, 2010

Can't Get Right (Replay)

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November 13, 2007

Good afternoon family,

I pray that all is well with everyone.  Today is a great day in the Lord as He has been truly working miracles in our lives.  Today I want to talk about just being plain old hard headed.  It's nothing profound, but just straight to the point.  In 1 Corinthians 4:21, Paul ends with "What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit?"

Just to give you some quick background, this is Paul's first epistle (or letter) to the church at Corinth. Basically, the Corinthians are down there acting like they have no home training, when indeed they received the Gospel from Paul.  Now Paul has caught wind and basically is sounding like a parent:  Do you want a whooping (yes whooping and not whipping)?  You better straightening up and fly right!  He even has gone so far as to send Timothy to Corinth to help the people remember the teachings of Christ so they can right what they've been doing wrong (see 1 Corinthians 4:14-17). 

Many of us have been spoken too by the Holy Spirit, instructed in the Lord, and encouraged by friends in Christ, but still choose to do the wrong thing.  How many times will you need to be told to follow the Word of God?  How much of a whooping does one have to take to know that going against God's will in your life is not good for your health?  If there is something you just haven't been able to get right with the Lord, it's time to do so.  You should look to Him right now and ask him to forgive you and show you (or remind you) how to follow Him as He has instructed you.

Sorry to sound angry, but I'm not.  Just that sometimes, we just can't get right!

Be Blessed All, and have a good one.
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Regards,

Antoine E. Hall

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"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." - 2 Samuel 22:33
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