When we proclaim the Word of God and it’s promises, the enemy won’t rest until he proves it otherwise. It’s not that others don’t make mistakes, he wants to embarrass you. By being a Christian, you have declared war to his kingdom. 2 Samuel 12:13-14 So David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die.”
Girls that are all over, changing boyfriends, can do this for a long time without falling pregnant but as a Christian child, you cheat once and that can leads to pregnancy, you become the talk of Town. People will have all sorts of comment about church and Christian behavior.
When God wanted to kill the Israelites, Moses used the promises that God made as a bargaining tool. Numbers 14:13 But Moses objected. “What will the Egyptians think when they hear about it?” he asked the LORD. “They know full well the power you displayed in rescuing your people from Egypt.
At the hospital, there are those who comes with illnesses that everyone can see and there are those that doctor has to examine to find problems in their body system. Likewise, Church is like a hospital. We all come with different weaknesses. There are those with problems we can all see and there are those with issues of the heart. Romans 3:23-24 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. We mostly look at drunkards, thieves, smokers, drug abusers, anger , etc, as the people who needs deliverance whilst we are suffering from un-forgiveness. We look Holy as we move around and condemn those with easy to see sins while we are loaded with issues of the heart. John 8:7 They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”
We offend God in many ways but He is patient with us.
In our weakness, God is our strength. Never condemn yourself nor your brother and never judge others but pray that they may be strengthened.
Romans 7:23 But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.
Job 1:7 “Where have you come from?” the LORD asked Satan. Satan answered the LORD, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”
1. A proud look.
2. A lying tongue
3. Hands that shed innocent blood.
4. A heart that devises wicked plans.
5. Feet that are swift in running to evil.
6. A false witness who speaks lies.
7. One who sows discord among brethren.