There are good things that we do but are they godly? David thought building a temple for God was a good thing but God already chose who will build it and He reminded David who made him. Sometimes we try so hard to be perfect while God is working in us to perfect us and this makes Christianity hard because we use a lot of effort. 2 Samuel 7:8-9 “Now go and say to my servant David, ‘This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies has declared: I took you from tending sheep in the pasture and selected you to be the leader of my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have destroyed all your enemies before your eyes. Now I will make your name as famous as anyone who has ever lived on the earth!
Be depended on God for your decisions, make him your reliable source. All of us, are able to hear God, we just choose what we want to hear because what He says sometimes is not appealing to us.
Proverbs 20:24 The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?
The fact that you don’t drink alcohol, smoke and fornicate does not make you a Christian, it is through faith in Christ that we Christians. There are sins of the heart which we don’t see with the physical eyes. A relationship with God is a heart issue.
Galatians 3:19 Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people.
Following the law does not guarantee us salvation, it is through believing Jesus Christ that we are saved. Galatians 3:22,27 But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.
One cannot have have Christ in him but continue with his old ways. Christ in us will help us move away from sin.
There are people who the devil doesn’t have to work hard to use them because they choose to continue with their old self. Sometimes we even boast about our weaknesses. When I’m angry, I’m like this..I will show him/her..Acknowledge your weakness and ask God to help you where you can’t. Colossians 3:8-10 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.
There are things we can do on our own and there are those that we must give to God. Refuse the devil at all cost and don’t allow him to use for his purpose. James 4:7-8 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Colossians 4:5-6 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
Hebrews 5:12-14 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Jesus expect each believer to grow to the level where he can teach others. Paul encourages us to be grounded and built in Christ. Colossians 2:6-7 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
Deuteronomy 10:16 Therefore, change your hearts and stop being stubborn.