21st Century Sin
Today I want to talk about sin. I want to talk about 21st century sin. Sin started in the Garden of Eden and it continues today. Recently I was written up in the newspaper. Several people called to tell me how nice they thought the article was. These are some of the same people who I know have dogged me behind my back. These Christians have failed to notice the scripture that talks about gossiping and backbiting…. (1Timothy 5:13).
So I listened as they applauded my article and I thought nothing else of it. They proceeded to explain to me how they were now situated in a Bible study. Several weeks later I discovered that one of the same people who applauded my article talked about me to someone else. They asked them who in the world I thought I was and wanted to know why I thought I was so religious. Well, as usual, when I am allowed to see people for who they really are, I was a bit taken back but then thought to myself how sorry I felt for this person. All I have ever tried to do is help people learn the more of God.
We serve a God who is ever watchful over what we do. Knowing this has helped keep me on the straight and narrow…I have always needed a good healthy dose of fear of the Lord…. always. But what concerns me is how many gossip, backbite, tale bear and just plain ole dog people, all the while getting dressed up to the nines and serving in a local church. My heart is grieved over this.
You can dress up, polish, style and comb sin, but sin is sin and it is time for the body of Christ to be separate. I tell the truth. The people who know me know I tell the truth. When it is all said and done, I want to be remembered as a woman of her word instead of a woman of many words, many untruthful words…gossiping words.
We are being fooled into thinking that we can tale bear and it have no affect on us. That is NOT God and it is NOT the way to be a winner in this life. Your words will come back around and boomerang on you….whether you believe it or not. Our words are the most creative force we have available to us.
Sin is sin; it never changes. Just because we are in the 21st century we think that we don’t have to deal with sin….wrong. Sin is worse that it ever has been. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for a lot less than what we are doing….I learned a long time ago not to talk about others. It is my goal to help get the truth to you and prod you into searching it out for yourself. If the same Holy Spirit dwells in people who practice religion that dwells in me, why isn’t He convicting you of the sin of tale bearing? It is not God and it is not from Heaven.
God has taught me that being faithful in a little gains you more, but if we are talking about one another behind our backs, you aren’t being true to yourself or the Holy Spirit....you are being deceived. You have an audience of ONE who is watching everything you say. The Bible teaches that we will give an account for every idle word we speak(Matthew 12:36). We think that something so small won’t affect us but we are wrong. One tiny stone aimed just right killed a giant. Words created this world. There is a scripture in the Bible that has helped me and might help you. God is not mocked; whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap…(Galatians 6:7). Be wise. Talking about people is not from Heaven. Whose side are you on?
Proverbs 11:13 A talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is of a faithful spirit conceals matter.