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Biblical Wisdom In Plain English

Living Life On The Edge

Most people call “living life on the edge” as having an adventurous perilous lifestyle; taking risks above and beyond what most people would do; to behave in a manner which creates risks for oneself; or constantly living at the point where something may happen or not happen depending on choices.” But people are often warned to be careful when you’re on the edge of a mountain, a building, or falling into water from a great height, etc. because it can be fatal. 

This is also true because when you’re on the edge of something, you’re usually close to falling off of what was stable ground or falling into major changes that changes the total trajectory of your life. Again, this may be true in the natural, but how do Christians live life spiritually on the edge? Well, spiritually, when we’re living life on the edge it means the majority of our lifestyle is based on natural things rather than the Word of God. 

As we look at the writings of the Apostle John in the book of Revelations, chapter 3, we find a prime example of Christians living life on the edge as he addressed the church of Laodicea. They had not totally fallen off the edge, but they were so close to the edge that it made Jesus want to vomit. 

Revelation 3:15-16 Jesus said to this church: “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm (or living on the edge), and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee (or vomit you) out of my mouth.”  Be cautious when you live reckless, unstable, and ungodly lives while dabbling in sin; but yet you say I am blessed and have everything I need. 

Jesus, however looked at their lifestyle and declared that they were blind and poor, wretched, naked and miserable, and had need to seek counsel. (Revelation 3:18) You’re living on the edge when you’re compromising with the standards of the world. When your nakedness is not clothed in righteousness and the pure undefiled Word of God, it exposes your sin and shame. 

This unprofitable lifestyle comes from disobedience and listening to the wrong council and even had vain opinions of yourself.  But now it’s time to turn to the “Wonderful Counselor,” who is Jesus Christ. Isaiah 55:6-7 says: “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” 

With that being said living on the edge for a Christian, may not be as exhilarating as you think because you may not survive the fall. The signs of the End Times are more prevalent than they have ever been before; so, it behooves us to stay away from the edge which can lead to the “great falling away.” 

2 Thessalonians 2:3 said: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,” So, be careful how close you allow your life to get to the edge of what is not Godly and instead make sure both feet and your heart are on solid ground. 

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