When It’s Convenient?

Knowing God through His Word ... Day by Day

“And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.”—Acts 24:25.

(ESV-And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, “Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you.”)

In this passage, we see the Apostle Paul, once again on trial for his life.  Instead of being timid, Paul passionately preached the Gospel to Felix, until he trembled (KJV) or was alarmed (ESV.)

Then he responded with, “When it is CONVENIENT I’ll call you back.”  “When I get a chance, I’ll think about God.” Apparently, Felix trembles and believes he can put off thinking about God, righteousness and judgment for a better time, a more convenient season!

Charles H. Spurgeon’s introduction to the…

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Complaining About Miley Cyrus?

Miley Cyrus, Can't Stop, We Can,

 The 20-year-old pop star stepped out onto the stage a ball of energy, wearing a fuzzy gray leotard, as her HIT single, “We Can’t Stop,” played. Cyrus took over the stage with gigantic; dancing bears and more twerking than viewers at home probably knew what to do with.

Now, I saw some Facebook friends commenting on Miley Cyrus VMA performance with shock and awe. My question is why? Does not the lyrics teach, “We can do what we want to?” Is this not the motto of many within the nations of the world? We hear the word of God, put it down and then do what we want to do.

I am not sure what the problem is. God himself said, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am…

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Ignorance Is No Excuse

Knowing God through His Word ... Day by Day

   “If anyone sins, doing any of the things that by the LORD’s commandments ought not to be done, though he did not know it, then realizes his guilt, he shall bear his iniquity. He shall bring to the priest a ram without blemish out of the flock, or its equivalent for a guilt offering, and the priest shall make atonement for him for the mistake that he made unintentionally, and he shall be forgiven. It is a guilt offering; he has indeed incurred guilt before the LORD.” — Leviticus 5:17-19 ESV

Coty Pinckney helps us understand:

We might summarize these three verses by using the phrase, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse!” Here a person has violated God’s commands unwittingly, because he didn’t properly understand the law. But he can’t use ignorance as an excuse! He is responsible for knowing and following God’s commands.

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