Is Your Life Comfortable?

  • Is Your Life Comfortable?

    There is not much more aggravating than a person that says one thing and does another. We have all dealt with this at different times and it doesn't get any easier. We have dealt with the car salesman that said, “of course that it included” only to find out after we got the car home that it is not. We have all seen politicians lecturing each other about honesty, patriotism, and the constitution knowing full well that both sides are willing to compromise any of the above if it fits their agenda. We have all had someone who we viewed as a friend turn their back on us for little to nothing and not even realize what they had done.

    How can we live in a world where there are so many people who refuse to stand for what is right? How can we live in a world where we can’t trust anything that anyone says because they very well might go back on their word if it is going to cost them something? We survive in this world by watching our back, by protecting ourselves, by not trusting, and by living on guard each and every moment. We survive by finding the few good and honest people and depending on them.

    We have seen this same problem in religion as well. We have seen people who claim to be good Christians but are dishonest in their business dealings. We have seen people hold up a pretense of Christianity yet have no problem cheating or stealing if they know they can get by with it. For some reason, this problem is especially prevalent among church leaders. We have all known of church leaders who stole money, didn’t pay their debts, molested children, or ran off with someone else’s wife.

    How can we be a part of religion that has been so tainted with evil? Religion and Christianity are supposed to lead the world out of wickedness, however many times evil and wrong survive in the name of religion. How do we survive the religious world were so much evil sometimes exists? We survive by questioning everything and demanding that everything be from God. We survive by not trusting what we are told until we read it for ourselves in His word. We survive by realizing that God is good even when people claiming to be His leaders are not. We survive by one at a time bringing people to truth…most of which believe they already have that truth. We survive by finding the few good and honest Christians in the world and worshiping, teaching, serving and growing with them.

    This is a constant problem that all faithful and righteous people realize. Yet it becomes so easy to become a part of the problem rather than the solution. We must not be willing to compromise for anything. We cannot compromise in business just to make money. We cannot compromise in politics just to support our favorite candidate. We cannot compromise in religion just to stay where we have always been. We must seek out and stand for truth. We must love truth more than we love money, power, or comfort. We must be willing to be uncomfortable and realize that those around us are going to be uncomfortable because of truth. Conforming to this world is not standing for truth. Transforming to truth is not comfortable, but transforming is necessary (Romans 12:2).

    It is truth that sets us free (John 8:32). When truth is watered down, tainted, or otherwise changed it is no longer truth and no longer sets free. If we want to be free, we must seek truth that the world is not comfortable with.

    Is Your Life Comfortable?

    John 8:32, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

    Romans 12:2, "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.