BRIDE AND PREJUDICE

 

1. GENESIS 19 : 15 – 26

GOD destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah;
Only four people, Lot, his wife and his two daughters
escaped the brimstone and fire rain on those cities;
But, Lot’s wife, even though she received clear instructions
and angelic guidance, looked back and became a pillar of salt.

Prejudice about separation?

 

2. II SAMUEL 6 : 20 – 23

David danced before the LORD with all his might and
worshiped. But Micahl, his wife, did not even come out
of her house; she looked through the window and despised
him in her heart. Instead of humbling herself and worshiping,
she despised and mocked David’s way of worship;
Consequently Michal had no children to the day of her death!

Prejudice about worship?

 

3. JOB 2 : 8 – 10

Job’s wife, who enjoyed the prosperity for so many years,
was not able to handle adversity and prolonged sufferings;
In fact, in the first round of sufferings and pains, somehow
she withstood along with Job; but when his health also got
affected, she lost patience and asked Job to curse GOD and
die. Even though she did not receive any punishment or
curse, in the last chapter of Job we notice, only Job , and not
his wife, got commended by GOD for his way of speech, even
though she also went through a season of suffering!

Prejudice about adversity?

 

Dear friend, don’t think this is a meditation against women;
No, certainly not, but it is about another bride, the Church!

Even now, the bride of Christ is having problem and prejudice
in the above three areas;
Some churches are not willing to separate themselves from
GOD dishonoring methods and people and became like a
pillar of salt; Huge structures but so static!

Some other churches waste their time in despising other
ways of worship and service instead of worshiping the
living GOD in spirit and in truth and became barren churches!
No new souls; No church growth; So rigid and so legalistic!

The third category of churches always consider blessing and
prosperity as an idol and any temporary setback or adversity
will make them doubting and murmuring churches. Instead
of patiently enduring and encouraging each other, they confuse
and disturb others and consequently even their efforts and hard works will be of no use to get the rewards from the MASTER!


WHO CAN FIND A VIRTUOUS WIFE?
FOR HER WORTH IS FAR ABOVE RUBIES.
………………. ……………. …………. …………
SHE DOES HIM GOOD AND NOT EVIL ALL THE
DAYS OF HER LIFE ( PROVERBS 31 : 10 – 12 )

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