What’s with this new pick-&-choose Gospel? “Pick-a-part” was intended for selecting car parts–not the parts of the Gospel we’d like to obey. The old folks used to say, “baby, you’ve gotta eat the whole roll.” That meant we couldn’t select the parts of God’s Word that we wanted to obey and toss the other. It meant we needed to commit to obey the whole counsel of God. We may indeed stumble and miss the mark at times but we are not to “practice” sin… nor are we to consciously pick and choose which parts of the Word we want, as if ordering KFC. “I’ll take two thighs and a wing… no white meat, please.” That hardly works here.
“[This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh (Gal. 5:16).” If we keep our focus on Christ, spend time in prayer with fasting, surround ourselves with mature Godly believers, and spend time in His Word so that we might know what He requires of us, we will build up our Spirit man and starve our flesh. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee (Ps. 119:11).” We must make it personal and apply it to ourselves. Generally speaking, man is a selfish being anyway. Why is it then that when it comes to the Word of God, many of us aren’t selfish at all. We become the most giving of people. “Ooh… this is just for her.” And “that Word is just for him.” That is, we dissect, study and analyze it for our family, our spouse, our neighbors and church members, pretty much everyone else, rarely bothering to digest it for ourselves. We must eat the whole roll. We must examine ourselves (I Cor. 11:28) and not spend our time examining everyone else. “Judge not, that ye be not judged (Matt. 7:1).” Take in and obey the whole counsel. Eat the whole roll. Thanks for visiting, following, subscribing. Take care & be blessed. Please also visit… www.xtreme-fire.com