Sunday, May 29, 2011

Whose Opinion Matters Most to You?

Some of us have been getting ridicule for taking a stand for our beliefs (Matt. 5.11-12, John 15.20-21), the most recent deliberate misunderstandings are based on voicing our beliefs on Christian modesty (if you're curious about the hate, you can see some in comments here and here). They can continue with their vituperation, but not only will they leave reality itself unchanged, but they will have no influence on our commitment to the teachings of the Word of God. They will have to explain themselves someday (Matt. 12.36, John 5.28).

Here is a song that demonstrates the standards of Bible-believing Christians, and it is also an encouragement to us. Petra has meant a great deal to me for many years, and this is another reason for it. The "video" is audio-only. Lyrics are below.

Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Prov. 14:12; Eph. 6:6; Gal. 1:10; 1 Thess. 4:1; Matt. 6:2, 25:23; Col. 3:23

So many voices telling me which way to go
So many choices come from those who think they know
There's a way that seems right to a man
But it only brings him death
I wanna go the way that leads to life
Till I draw my dying breath

Don't wanna be a manpleaser - I wanna be a Godpleaser
I just want to have the wisdom to discern the two apart
Don't wanna be a manpleaser - I wanna be a Godpleaser
I just want to do the things that please the Father's heart

Some make a sacrifice and never let it show
Some make a point of letting everybody know
Some will live their lives as unto men
And they have their reward
I just wanna do everything I do
With all my heart unto the Lord

I just want my life to glorify His Son
To make my Father proud that I'm His child before I'm done
No need to pat me on the back or stop the shake my hand
I just want to hear my Father say "Well done, well done"
I just want to hear my Father say "Well done"


me said...

I believe modesty is definitely a biblical command but I also believe that many Christians, in adhering to modesty, are adhering to a lifestyle rather then living life as Christ intended. We can even become proud in those 'lifestyle' issues such as modesty and preaching against homosexuality (think Westboro Baptist) and even those things can make us proud, Pharisaical and become more important over the Lord. When Christ is in a life those things will naturally take care of themselves because He lives within us.

I am very guilty of the abovementioned and just want to say that I am not pointing the finger in any way, shape or form. It just popped in my head as I saw you approved my comment. ;)

asoldierforjesus said...

I believe you intended to post on the other article. Anyway, what you said is very true. In fact, if we get carried away with those lifestyle things, we become legalistic. And that is something I've written about as well. Thanks for an excellent comment. I'll be reading you.