I’m no stranger to making a fool of myself, but I do feel foolish. Some reading this might know that I decided to stop writing articles here at KindlingTruth. Reasons were given. Since, I cannot have peace about it. What I keep thinking about doing, and what I have settled on doing, is to go through all of the articles I have written here and do my best to submit these to the judgment of God. All our works will be tried after-all, so why not take this judgment now? That’s how I feel about it at least.
I plan to look at every article, from the first to the last, and re-write them (or discard them if they are totally worthless). I will not post them here. I will post them at my new website, http://www.thelordalone.com. A fresh start is best, I think.
I considered doing this without making mention of it here, but since this is a kind of repentance thing, I think I should at least let it be known to those who follow this blog. That way, I might have a chance to make ammends with anyone who was offended by the articles written here. There is no pressure to subscribe to the new blog whatsover. This is mostly something I need to do for my own peace of mind.
I’m taking a detailed inventory of my entire life, not just this blog.
As Christians, everything we do reflects upon the name of Jesus and the things we do in His name matter. We should strive to get things in order. We are the temple of God, after-all. That should mean something.
I think about the scripture in Revelation 11. “Rise and measure the temple of God and the alter.” What shape is our temple in? What do we have to sacrifice to God? Yes, Jesus paid the price for our sin, yet we are told to “offer yourself a living sacrifice, which is your reasonable service.” That being said, I don’t know when the “end times” will begin or if we will be alive to see the days, but what if we do have to give our lives up for the faith? What if I had to give my life up? As terrible as it is to think about considering the blessings this life holds, I want to build something worth sacrificing. So, I’m taking measure of all of the works I do including this blog and trusting in the mercy of Jesus as I do so.
We don’t need to be afraid. We trust Jesus. However, in trusting Jesus we should approach God. If we approach God, our works will be brought to light and they are judged by default. Our God is a consuming fire, right? I want Him to burn off the stubble. I’m tired of carrying it around. It’s too heavy.
If we submit ourselves to the judgment of God now, there is mercy. His mercy forgives us and by grace we are shown a better way. It’s time to get serious about this Christianity thing. I thought I was serious, but there’s always room to grow.
1 Corinthians 3
13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s;
22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your’s;
23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.