Monday, April 15, 2019

Don't Paint on God's Masterpiece

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A husband should love his wife as much as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it. He made the church holy by the power of his word, and he made it pure by washing it with water. Christ did this, so that he would have a glorious and holy church, without faults or spots or wrinkles or any other flaws. In the same way, a husband should love his wife as much as he loves himself. A husband who loves his wife shows that he loves himself. None of us hate our own bodies. We provide for them and take good care of them, just as Christ does for the church, because we are each part of his body. As the Scriptures say, "A man leaves his father and mother to get married, and he becomes like one person with his wife." This is a great mystery, but I understand it to mean Christ and his church.

Ephesians 5:25-32

God designed marriage to be an earthly image of a Heavenly reality!  Re-defining marriage may not offend the world around you, but I am quite certain that it offends God!  The roles of husband and wife here on earth are purposefully crafted to show the relationship between Jesus Christ and the Church, which is made up of His followers!

What is happening today in the world is like having a museum filled with priceless art and allowing people to bring their own brushes, so they can add their own perspective to the Mona Lisa!
When you put your mark on God’s picture, the Father cannot be pleased!  How will He respond when you re-define God’s design?  Frankly, I don’t want to find out!  Go ahead and imagine that God is not who He said He is, and try to mold Him into the image of your own mind.  But don’t be surprised when you are confronted with the fact that God is not happy with what you are doing!

Better yet, let your understanding of everything in the world today be established by the Word of God!  Don’t paint over God’s Masterpieces and expect Him to be pleased.

“Lord Jesus, let Your Spirit control my heart and mind so that everything I see around me will be defined by You and You alone!  Praise Your Holy Name now and forever.  Amen."

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