Thursday, March 21, 2013

Do What Pleases you


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Are there times when you just do what ever suits you?  Times when you merely do what ever you please?
 
I Corinthians 15:1-10.  “We are created as His Workmanship,”

The people at Corinth were from every nation, a diverse group of persons, worshiping numerous gods, and countless wicked immoral individuals were living there.

Much like any city in the world, and the same as many of our cities here in the United States. 

Just as people in any city need to know the true gospel; Paul began to preach and teach them about Jesus, His love, His mercy and His grace.  Many in the city began to follow Jesus but it was difficult for some to leave their old manner of living. 

They misunderstood the message of grace and took it to mean that they could, “Do anything they pleased,” and grace would cover their sin.  Paul explained that it did not work that way, and they were NOT to sin so that grace could much more abound.

Martin Luther, when he was asked by a listener, “Does God allow us to do anything we please?”  Martin Luther asked the person, “Just who is it that you please?”

If we have received Jesus as our savior, then we can do what ever we please, because we will only do those things that please God.

We do not earn our salvation by feeding the hungry, visiting the sick, building homes for the homeless, or other worthy projects.  After we receive Jesus as our Lord, then we may desire to feed the poor, visit the sick and other worthy projects, because we do those things which please God.

We all have a choice, and we can do as we please, NOT the rebellious, stubborn, willful having our own way attitude, but it is because we do that which pleases God.

We are to let our light shine in our sinful city showing others by our lifestyle, and our actions that we are pleasing God, because we are called according to His purpose.

Are you doing those things that Please YOU, and are those things pleasing to God?


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3 comments:

  1. Excellent post, Hazel. That's the key issue with all Christians. We serve the One who owns us. When we serve our fallen flesh we serve the enemy. Every human serves someone. Reminds me of that old Bob Dylan song, "You Gotta Serve Somebody."

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  2. Hi Hazel, thank you for this lovely post. This is a tough line to walk, for sure. I think it's easy to lose our way with our choices. Lent is a great time to remember that our choices should be those that are pleasing to God.

    Thank you for stopping by the blog hop at Wednesday Wanderings!

    Paula

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  3. Hi Hazel!
    Excellent post! Thank you so much for sharing and linking up with Wednesday Wanderings! You shared wonderful words of wisdom and truth.
    Hugs,
    Kristen

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