Another way of stating the same would be: “religious versus secular”. On one side you have what is considered “godly”, “god-like”, or “religious”. On the other side, it would be “ungodly”, “ungodlike” or “irreligious”. Today, the lines between these two opposing sides have become blurred. What was once considered “unholy” or “impure” is now to be taken as “holy” or “pure”. To further promote our own desires, we put all things into the classification of being “good” or say, “It was given to others but not to me” thereby justifying one’s desire to receive what is desirable but not good.
The often quoted verse, “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days…” Col 2:16 (KJV) becomes one’s ammunition in proving whatever they want should be alright with you because it is alright with them, therefore, will be alright with God! They have come to the point where God is like the man described in James, “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8 (KJV). “God didn’t say this “about” me. He was speaking this to “them”! That was an “old” covenant. I’m under a “new” covenant”. Interesting, my Bible and I believe “your” Bible also has the verse, “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Mal 3:6 (KJV) Oh oh, “ye sons of Jacob”…so, this would imply God changes not for those who are considered the “sons of Jacob”, allowing God to change for those who are “not” the sons of Jacob? See how we twist things to suit our own passions?
So, are we to understand, for example, “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” Dan 1:8 (KJV) means this is only for them and not us today? Another example, “Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.” Lev 23:3 (KJV) So, again, this is for them and not for us? Because Col. 2:16 says we should not “judge” one who decides to “eat”, “drink” or disregard THE “holy” day, so this gives license to whatever it is WE WANT to do?
Either God was confused THEN or He’s confused NOW with what He wants with His people. He chose one group of people, a bad choice, and has settled on “us”, therefore, we’re the “better” choice since the first has failed! I think not! There has to be a congruence between it all otherwise we’re confused and have nothing and definitely become “unstable” in all our ways.
Friends, what God has said in the beginning of our existence is just as good today as it was yesterday. Nothing’s changed within our bodies which warrant us to eat and drink what we want. The days haven’t changed since He created them, so we’re not able to pick and choose what is holy or not. GOD NEVER CHANGES. Therefore, we SHOULD NOT EITHER!
December 10, 2014