Sunday, December 27, 2009

Forgiving Friends that Forsake God...

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart."
2 Timothy 2:15-22
I was reading this passage of Scripture the other day and I started thinking...
about some friends of mine in the past, who didn't flee those youthful lusts.
I have often cried and prayed for some of these friends, Maybe you've had some Good Christian Friends, or at least you thought they were that.. one day they just didn't seem to care about the things they had heard all their life, they want what they see, they want what the world offers..They give in to what they think is everything they ever wanted, But they end up losing all they had...
You know the world says'' Life doesn't come with a manual'', But they are wrong it does... God gave us a manual, His Word..the Bible. In those verses up there it tells us how not to become another Sermon illustration...How not to give into the world.. How to be Vessels unto Honor.
When some of these friends decided to try the worlds way, or they seemed to have forgot all the good times we had..all the goals we had set, meetings we had been to. It Hurt! But like it says in the Bible Nevertheless the Foundation of God standeth sure! I want to remain pure of heart, I want to flee youthful lusts...Because I know without God, I can make the same mistakes, and end up in the same place as others.
I still love those friends, who are not really my friends now... and I pray for them. I don't know why this has been on my mind lately, I felt like posting it...But it is Good to Know that God Forgives!!! Even when we are stupid, even when we sin, when we boast and are filled with vain, even when we are bitter and unforgiving, God Forgives!
Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow!


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Brooke said...

Hey Rebekah!!! I just looked at your last post...I have been quit busy so I haven't been able to look at yours for awhile! Sorry!! Anyway, is your new camera a Nikon Coolpix??? With 10 mp, 3.6x Optical zoom????? If so, then you and I both got the same thing for Christmas!!!! Except for mine is red, I''l post about it on my blog!!! Hope y'all had a great Cristmas!!!

benjamin said...

Thanks for sharing the thoughts God laid on your heart I needed to read that tonight.

Rebekah said...

I'm glad my post spoke to your heart.Thanks