CARING IS ALWAYS COSTLY
MATTHEW 5: 19, 20
When one receives Jesus Christ as Savior, he is accounted
righteous because Christ's righteousness is imputed to his
Being "accounted righteous" does not exonerate us from
practicing righteousness - doing right - as He is right.
The essence of the law is reverence for God: His name, image,
day; and respect for man: his property, life, reputation.
Vietnam: "You gotten con..."
We are made in God's likeness. His law is not self-preservation
BUT self-sacrifice. "Except a corn of wheat..." (John 12:24).
I.EXCUSING THE LAW - "relaxes"
New Orleans cab driver who cursed badly. (Wondered if he would
eat supper with the same mouth). He, upon finding out who I was,
told how he prayed at the end of each day for forgiveness.
Business executive asked an employee why he did a certain thing.
The response, "I thought it was acceptable, at least tolerable."
The executive, "Right or wrong, not tolerance the issue."
Many excuse themselves under the cloak of neutrality.
Edmund Burke: "All that is necessary for the forces of evil to
win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.
Dante: "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who,
in a time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
Baron Von Huger: "A Christian is one who cares."
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