Sincerely Wrong

legal gavel, scales and law bookI have seen people with the best of intentions do something really stupid and wrong. They were sincere about their actions – but they were sincerely wrong in what they did. I have represented that sort of behavior before. I’ve been legalistic, arrogant & proud – and complete sincere about serving the Lord. The problem is that I was sincerely wrong. I decided to be the interpreter of the law instead of a dispenser of grace. I’m not qualified to be the Judge or Law Giver. That job belongs to the Creator who is the ONLY One qualified for that position.  Paul tells the story about how he was trained and how he thought he was following the Lord. Check this out….

3 “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors. I was just as zealous for God as any of you are today. 4 I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison, 5 as the high priest and all the Council can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished. (Acts 22:3-5 NIV)

 

I need the Holy Spirit of God to interpret my actions and behavior. I can think I’m following the Lord, but He is ultimate Decider of that. I can be sincere in my actions but be wrong. I can “mean well”, but still be out of line and off the mark.  I want to walk in step with the Lord and continue to use my life to serve Him and His call. I don’t want to take matters into my hands and goof it up. I want to simply serve as His direction and for His fame and His glory, NOT my own. I want Him to direct my life and prompt my words and my actions. I want to be a sincere follower of the Lord and let my life point others to Him. His Presence in me makes life worth living and makes it make sense. The reason I’m here on this earth is to honor Him! I want to be sincere about following Him and honoring Him with my life.

Pressing On!
Dwayne

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