A reminder for Christian Believers or Saints
Put On Christ-ROMANS 13:11-14
11 Besides this, since you know the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, because now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over, and the day is near; so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk with decency, as in the daytime: not in carousing and drunkenness; not in sexual impurity and promiscuity; not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and don’t make plans to gratify the desires of the flesh.
The message reminds us again to be ready that the coming of the Lord is near. When we first accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, we have been awaken from sleep. The night is almost over and the light is coming, so let us keep focus on the coming light. Take off all those things that we used to do such as :
Drunkenness- Mas madalas pagaraw ng sweldo, nagaayayaan para sa inuman, specially sa trabaho natin, lalut may team building or during parties..kasi masarap maginuman dahil may kasiyahan, but you know what the Bible says about drunkenness?
Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may run after strong drink, who tarry late into the evening as wine inflames them! –we see this in people, we can call alcoholic
These also reel with wine and stagger with strong drink; the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are swallowed by wine, they stagger with strong drink, they reel in vision, they stumble in giving judgment.- ang mga taong lasing hindi mo makausap ng maayos, and most of the time, mainitin ang ulo and sometimes leads to quarrel or death.
Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat-mostly pag drunkards matakaw din sa pagkain.
Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags- I observed this among people in the workplace, any workplace, I could say. Pag mahilig sa inuman , mahilig din sa pagkain. Dumadayo sa malayong lugar upang uminom at kumain hanggang sa mabaon sa utang.
Drinking is one passion of the flesh and of the world. Hindi naman masama ang uminom, but it should be with moderation. Pati na rin sa pagkain. It is also a passion of the flesh. Of course, kailangan nating kumain, but it should always be in moderation. Kaya maraming sakit na lumalabas because of the passion of the flesh.
Sexual Impurity– this involves, same sex, extra-marital relationships, self- sex absorption(mahilig sa phornography). Yung iba naman, they try to covet other’s husband, wife or girlfriend, boyfriend. This is very rampant in any society because the evil spirit is very powerful in this world. So, if you do not have the Words of God to fight these things, it will eat you, it will overcome you and you will be in darkness.
Quarreling and Jealousy- in the family , in the workplace, it is unavoidable. We are of sinful nature, but if you have the strong words of God resting in you , you can overcome these works of the devil.
Jealousy and quarreling can lead to killing and death.
The Book of Proverbs is a book of Wisdom for living a happy, joyful, healthy and peaceful life.
Brothers and sister’s in Christ, the night is almost over and the day is coming. Let’s have a life of decency and put Christ in our life. Let’s always look at the cross and put the world behind you. Salvation is near.
Glory to our Mesiah, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, healer, provider, protector, comforter, deliverer and redeemer! The one and only true God is coming!