You thought you were serving God

ImageIs it possible to wrongly think you’re serving God’s purpose when in reality you are serving selfish purposes? Is it even possible to wrongly apply Scripture to validate yourself?

Yes.

  • Jesus predicted, “…the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God” (John 16:2).
  • This was the case in the crucifixion of Jesus. Isaiah wrote, “Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by Godstricken by Him, and afflicted” (Isaiah 53:4). 

Think about it

Be very sure you’re doing the actual will of God before you act or speak and think you do so on behalf of God. Do not twist or wrongly apply Scripture to convince yourself that you’re serving God in your application of it. God have mercy on those who do these things. 

We set ourselves against God if we wrongly convince ourselves and others that God prescribes something exactly the way we choose to do it when it is actually not His will. Make sure you are VERY careful students of God’s word if you’re using Scripture to justify such actions.

Steve Cornell

 

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