Choosing Wisdom

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. (Romans 1:22–23)

The glory of the Immortal God is precious, eternal in beauty, full of joy, full of life everlasting and forever perfect. This glory was gifted to man. God wanted a person in whom he along with all God’s glory can dwell. This is the good news not just that we are saved but we are in active fellowship with God sharing in his glory.

The glory of the Immortal God is precious, eternal in beauty, full of joy, full of life everlasting and forever perfect.

Ephesians 2:22  In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Every time we chose the poisonous, death producing,  forbidden pleasure of sin we become fools who are exchanging this glory of God. Every lustful look, every sinful thought, every form of unforgiveness, every sin is a step away from eternal life toward eternal death.

1 Peter 4:3  For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry.

1 Peter 4:7  The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

Fear God  , reject sin and choose Godliness.

Fear God  , reject sin and choose Godliness.

Sin no more

Colossians 3:5  Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Walk in the power of grace

Col 3:12  Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

 

Honorable behavior that glorifies God

Eph_2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Be careful to live properly in the sight of God and Man

1Pe 2:12  (NLT)  Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when He judges the world.
We may think of good works as doing some work for God[ministry, church etc] apart from living our own life. According to 1pe 2:12 our conduct or behavior [things we speak or do in our daily lives] itself is a deed. Consider our attitude at the work place,  How do we respond when some one is back biting or arguing or competing with us?
1Pe 2:12 says “Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors” . Our motivation is not to live for the sake of neighbors outwardly but live unto God in holiness and righteousness inwardly and such divine life will be the divine light to the world and bring glory to God.
So let us “Be careful to live properly”  as Jesus lived so that on the Day of Judgement we may not be ashamed but rather be praised by Unbelievers for our conduct.
Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
(Philippians 2:14-15 NLT)
If anyone thinks such a life is hard, difficult or impossible then look towards the mighty God who has promised us victory in his word. Let us repent and ask God for faith to live such a life.
Php 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Joh 15:7  But if you remain in Me and My words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!