Elect Lady's Corner
Biblical Wisdom In Plain English
Striving To Live Right In A World That’s Going Wrong!
As we encounter the world we live in today, life can seem so very gruesome. The world is so chaotic! So many things are unprecedented, and even if it is not a new thing, the negativity of what is going on now, has intensified itself to unprecedented measures. Racism is not new, but it has intensified enormously in our generation. Morality is at an all-time low in our society, from the highest government officials to the common citizen. Lawlessness prevails and there’s little sense of right and wrong. Integrity has long left our society.
Lies are just as common as brushing your teeth. Pandemics prevailing throughout the land with more than a million people who have already died from the COVID 19 virus; and still people’s hearts are hardened. They refuse to surrender to God, the Creator, who is the Sovereign ruler of all mankind and the entire Universe, whether we acknowledge Him or not! The fear of God has left most of our society in the church and out of the church.
There’s very little reverence of the honor due God! God has been leveled down in comparisons to humans and their abilities, with some seeing themselves as gods. In times like these, you look to the church to be a safe haven for people to run to, and receive answers from God, to help in the time of need. But the church has become so weak and divided; with greater interest in the things of this world rather than preparing people for the New World at the return of Jesus Christ. What shall we do and how do we survive? The answer is always in the Word of God!
Jesus said in Luke 13:24: “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” Strive means to: “make great efforts to achieve or obtain something; to struggle or fight vigorously.” Strait is defined as: “a place of limited spatial capacity; narrow or cramped.” So, with these definitions in mind; Luke 13:24 NIV says: “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter in and will not be able to.”
Also, Luke 13:24 EV says: “Do your best to go in through the narrow door. I tell you that many people will want to get in there. But they will not be able to go through it.” So, when opportunity presents itself to strive for the mastery of Eternal life, don’t take it lightly or give up just because it’s hard! Hard starts in the mind, then cripples your hope to become an overcomer.
But we must remember and apply God’s word! Paul said in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” It’s not you doing the work, but Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). Jesus also said in Matthew 11:30: “For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” In the natural when you’re trying to accomplish great goals, you don’t surround yourself with quitters or people who discourage you from your goals.
But you look for positive people, with like faith going in a positive helpful direction. So, you should do likewise in your spiritual walk! Find people with spiritual goals that are going higher in Christ, not higher in carnality: not pulling you down or away from Christian values, but pulling or leading you to the will of God and what pleases Him.
Beware of murmurers and complainers, they will continue to find fault in God’s work; and ultimately lead astray weaker ones to their ungodly ways, and they both will fall into the snares of the enemy. So, I admonish you according to Acts 6:3 to find saints that are true saints, filled with the Holy Ghost and the Vision, to be partners and acquaintances with you, as we continue to strive to enter in at the strait gate which leads to Eternal Life.