April 1, 2015
Verse 14: How much more, then will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
I like this verse. Seems to make amends with my undeniable propensity towards sin. Cleanses my consciences from acts that lead to death, so that I may serve the living God. What other way is there to live with the guilt? Ignorance is one, but once you become aware of something, there is no going back to ignorance. Also, ignorance is like walking blindfolded on a minefield. There might seem like there is a sense of careless joy in ignorance, but there's fear underneath it all.
The purpose is to serve the living God. He came and bled, and cleansed, so that I may serve the living God, not so that I may serve myself. This is going against the grain. Might seem stupid, but is actually wise and best. What am I doing to serve the living God? Kind of nothing, except to assist his will taking place within and around me. What is his will? It's stated through the Word, and it comes down to loving God, and loving others. That's the big picture, and the details are lead by the Holy Spirit.
I have a ton of super exciting work for my business in front of me. It's probably the most exciting business work I've ever had the pleasure of working on, and it's so much fun and all to begin with, but I can't forget why I do it. It's not just for fun, or for the possibility of it becoming a much wider stream for God to pour his blessing, but for loving God and for loving others. The thing is that it takes a lot of time, and to loving God and loving others also take time. That's the conflict. Do I start getting into the flow of working on this, or do I go to Wednesday service? I was going to work and skip Wednesday service, but since I'm writing this, I should probably go to Wednesday service. Thank God for this wisdom.
Application: praise the Lord @ Wednesday worship service