1:5 - Christians are "kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." But rather than accept that superficial allegiance, Jesus withdrew to the mountain by Himself alone (John 6:15). *Fashion. Ironically, these Jews claimed to believe in Moses and they studied Moses extensively, but they missed what Moses was writing about! Church is really the body of believers. And so happened to … After He fed the multitude, He knew that they wanted to come and take Him by force to make Him king. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. We need to make sure we are giving God ample time everyday. My view of sin has really shifted over the last couple years. That He inspires you more and more to be able to write more eye-opening posts. What errors have you encountered from Christians who avoid reading all the Bible? Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”   -Luke 10:38-42. I personally have often allowed this site to become a distraction from God. Most of us, myself included, grew up with an understanding of sin being a list of do’s and don’ts. I then realize the time and hurry and rush to get things done. Maybe they’ve just had a major blow-up at home on Sunday morning, but they put on their happy faces as they drive into the church parking lot. Previous post: Graciously Uncertain | Part 2: Faith–Not Emotion, Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Thanks!! The most important thing is that spending time with God should be in your routine! As we saw last time, God’s promise in Genesis 3:15 that the seed of the woman would crush the serpent’s head was about Jesus conquering Satan at the cross. He argued with the Jewish leaders that if Jesus were not from God, He could not do such a miracle. I think that we can boil down Jesus’ indictment of their unbelief to one root cause: the pride of outward religiosity: The pride of outward religiosity as opposed to seeking inward reality with God will keep you from believing in Christ. Same subject - the power of God keeps us; protects us. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. They memorized large portions (sometimes all) of the Hebrew Bible. Far too often do we just squeeze God in when we have down time (I am extremely guilty of this). John Calvin puts it (Calvin’s Commentaries [Baker], p. 222): “He who in reality presents himself before God as his Judge, must, of necessity, fall down humbled and dismayed, and finding nothing in himself on which he can place reliance.” All our hope must be in Christ, not in our religious performance. 9:4) and in which they took great pride, became the source of their condemnation at the judgment. He could have ridden that wave of popularity, but He refused. Us. He has just given them adequate witnesses to back up His claim to be equal with God, so they didn’t lack evidence. In other words, God’s love labors to display God to us, because seeing and savoring and praising God is the apex of our wholeness, and the heart of our mental health. Even worse, they could be targeted for death. It’s because people will follow false teachers who tell them what they want to hear but avoid telling them who God really is. Have every post from L4J sent right to your inbox! And I believe the lord will give me the grace to seek his kingdom first in Jesus name amen. So there we have it. Enjoy the view! I could literally go on and on about the media, and how distracting it is. This falls in line with routines as well. The God that delivered the Israelites into freedom many years ago is the same God that sets people free today. If you take pride in your Christian performance, rather than glorying in Christ Jesus and putting no confidence in the flesh (Phil. That if we show our weaknesses and struggles, we’ll become outcasts…and since so many people parade around in this stained glass masquerade, if one person does reveal their weaknesses, they’re so easily looked down upon. 51, 1 John 1:9; Matt. They were devoted to their religion. Happy New Year: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives. Here is 2 Pet. These relationships in their nature, demand the most time, and that is why it is extremely important that they are centered around God. Hi Colton. What a distraction this can be! I’m a blue collar worker and these are things I run into all the time again people so in the football and tattoos and you can even throw concerts in there too. This would be like a husband wanting that special  “perk” he gets from wife, without wanting to give any time to other parts of their relationship. I’m not suggesting that we hang our dirty laundry out for all to see, but I am saying that we need reality with God and the humility to be genuine about our failures and shortcomings. If a something is pure filth, we shouldn’t be giving it any time to influence us, no matter how funny, sexy, or “cool”, it is. That is why we need to die to ourselves, and live in Christ (Romans 6:11). Simply leave a comment below. Then He wants to offer us a new life with a great ministry. Accompanying this deception will be that people’s love for God will grow cold (Matt. If He had pandered to their tastes, Jesus could have been a popular Messiah. I have to be honest, this is easy to fall into, at least for myself. It is our relationships that are our connection with the world, and it is our human nature to have them, but when we allow any one of these relationships threaten to become more important to us than God…well, they become a distraction. Finally, John 5:45-47: “Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope. 4. How honest should we be in sharing our spiritual struggles? Second, God helps us overcome our temptations and what closes our hearts off to God’s assistance and love. It can be so easy to pray for a specific thing over and over again, but forget about spending time with God. 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. But these Jewish leaders were using their knowledge of Scripture to impress others, not to glorify God. Others get into college and their faith is undermined by atheistic professors. Why did they eventually murder the Savior whom the Father had sent? That is why we need to constantly allow God to search our hearts, and purify it (Psalm 139:23-24). He wants to have fellowship with us and wants to forgive you as soon as you admit you are a sinner. The main purpose for the prophetic and hearing God can be found in this Bible verse: ”I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better .” You know those things I’m talking about; they can be anything from a job, car, or movie, to fantasy football, Xbox Live, a magazine, or even church. It transfers our faith from God to self. clamouris the Greek word KRAUGE and means a "tumult of There are those who are constantly the center of controversy. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”. Q. Also, we can play video games or sports, etc. with people to develop relationships. Gerald´s last blog post ..Psalm 32:8. It corrects me and feel guilty about it because into it. I’ve been around guys who use their knowledge of the Bible like a club. Also, if they were to believe in Him, it would bring shame on their family, resulting in their family disowning them. Copyright, Steven J. Cole, 2013, All Rights Reserved. Why were these religious leaders prone to follow false teachers? What is sin? We all need it to live in this world, but we must not be owned by it if we are to be not of this world. 6:14). Why would God talk to people who ignore Him – right? Clamour is the third thing that will separate us from God. Remember, God calls us to love one another (1 John 3:11), so when we do, it is an act of obedience to God. I’m really blessed for the insight of the word of God. So the social pressure against believing in Christ is tremendous. So many distractions and many wonder why we are not able to get close to the Lord. What do I look like to him?” So long as we judge ourselves by human comparisons there is plenty of room for self-satisfaction, and that kills faith, for faith is born of the sense of need. The LORD keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. I often find sleep getting in the way! He despairs about these religious Jews. I am certainly blessed from this post. It should have served as a tutor to lead them to faith in Christ (Gal. For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence.” Their religion was an outward show to impress others and to gain recognition. I enjoyed your article it made me do a self check. Rather than masking your insecurities or fears with an overcommitted life, deal with your insecurities in the name and power of Jesus. If he goes along with popular cultural trends, you can fall into pride that your church is “with it.” But the question is, is your church faithfully representing the name (the authority and the character) of the Father? And if we don't do these things, who will? But the problem was, they took pride in their great learning. The pride that is innate in all of us lures us into religious hypocrisy. He never pulled His punches to please the crowd. When you buy a script or video from us you can show it at any event you like, as long as you're not charging admission to your event.  24“No one can serve two masters. Do you have anything to add to this list? Sound biblical scholarship is crucial. “The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature” (Luke 8:14 NIV). God equips those He calls. It is so easy to get caught up on our duties, but the most important thing is that we do it entirely for the Lord. 1. Whats this doing on the list! It keeps us from prayer because it destroys our humility and our dependence on God. I was reading earlier on a bible app that it is easy to get distracted by things which do not glorify the lord and was eager to know what things fell under this list , and that is how I found this website! The connection with receiving glory from men is, “If you loved God, you would seek His glory, as I do. Rather, Jesus always lived to please the Father and do His will (5:19, 30). I don’t know your heart, but God does. The Lord will keep us from all harm! We could multiply many more reasons why people do not believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Live by the Spirit. I have tried so hard throughout my life to stay focused on Him. We want others to think that we’re better than we know ourselves to be. From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. Sin causes us to ignore God and rebel against Him. God job and blessing to you. If you say you are too busy to pray, what you are really saying is that you don’t need God and that you are too proud to depend on Him. The reasons people do not believe in God are many, but they can be broken down into two basic categories: pride and ignorance. Or when you’re looking for a church to attend, look for a pastor who teaches all that the Bible teaches about God and Christ. 10:3-4; John 6:31-35). The Law of Moses, in which these Jews professed to believe, should have convicted them of their sins and caused them to long for the Savior who would be pierced through for their transgressions and crushed for their iniquities (Isa. He knows our every thought (Ps. The key to overcoming the media is to be wise in what we watch, read, play, etc, and in how much time we spend with it. We should always be willing to give it up, and quite honestly, some of the things we indulge in (in the media), we need to give up. ?…Well, to your relief, I don’t mean your pastor exactly (at least I hope not). People will follow a man who doesn’t confront sin and who tells them that they’re okay just as they are. He didn’t use the Scriptures to flatter His hearers or to make them think that God was pleased with them if He was not. Taste it! You cannot serve both God and Money. What keeps people from believing in Christ? 3:24). What are some subtle ways that we can take pride in our religious performance (Bible reading, prayer, church attendance, etc.)? How could I repay Him??? We are duped into believing that we don’t hear God’s voice. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Perhaps their parents professed to be Christians and yet were abusive and didn’t live out the faith at home. And their kids can smell the hypocrisy. Everywhere we turn, some sort of media is right in our face.  Routine. Fourth, is your study of the Bible causing you to love God more and more?  Our Pastors! 1. When He says, “You do not have the love of God in yourselves,” He means that they did not love God. They copied it with extreme care, for which we can be thankful. Hi! I mostly fall into desiring God’s blessing than God himself, Leading a Sunday School lesson this topic. I was touched after gone through these prophetic messages, it teaches me a lot I do not know before. The enemy of our soul wants to keep us doubting ourselves and doubting God. Pride is the root sin of all sins. Naked truth, In John 3:19-21 we saw that people reject Christ because they love their sin and they hate having it exposed by God’s light. 3:3), you will miss faith in Christ. God knows we’re going to mess up sometimes, but he didn’t leave us hanging. And comparison only keeps us from fulfilling God's purpose. Sometimes it's all up to us. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this list with the world! And sadly, this is the case for many spiritually. We are in a time and season where God is speaking to us through prophetic words, dreams and visions. Inside these religious men were full of self-indulgence. 2. When you’re reading the Bible, make sure you read all of it, not just the parts you like! Things clutter up our lives. 53:5). The word is very true. If we have any unconfessed sin in our lives, it is a huge hindrance to hearing the voice of God, because God does not abide sin. God’s Advocate Works for Us and With Us: We, too, are urged to stay close to God through prayer. I really am so blessed reading this Keep up the good work If you want to use one of our videos or scripts to a ticketed event or if you are being paid for the performance of our script, please … thanks this is just what i was looking for , for my Sunday morning Methodist men`s meeting! He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1976 in Bible exposition) and Califo... More. Of course we hear it. What I’m referring to is becoming dependent upon your pastor. And the other one is people only worrying about where they’re going to have the money to get their next tattoo. Like I said before, the media is so dangerous because it is so easy to get consumed in. I have heard some argue that studying theology leads to spiritual deadness. It can take the form of using religion to try to impress others outwardly, rather than seeking to please God on the heart level. We need to get past religion and into a relationship, Graciously Uncertain | Part 2: Faith–Not Emotion, Graciously Uncertain | Part 1: Certain of Uncertainty, Getting Past Religion and Into a Relationship, Jesus > Religion (Jesus is greater than Religion). As it is, you love yourselves; you’re seeking your own glory.” They were breaking the first great commandment, to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and strength (Deut. I admit I lack self-discipline and doing things when I want to and how I want to have never worked in the past it’s time to just give it all to God. 39-51) points out how Jesus saved many unlikely and notorious sinners, but these guys were hard cases! It was an eye opener for me. Busyness keeps us from rest and relationship. And to add to that as number 11, and 12 The word is very true.  Work, work, work. I struggle with daydreaming and not being able to stay focused had this problem all my life how do you control your thought life? They are to glorify God, not ourselves. Believe it or not, these can be HUGE interference in our walk with God. Thank you for this article. Pride keeps you from being open to the possibility that God might want to say something to you. But no matter what we do, there will be a constant battle within ourselves between spirit and flesh (Romans 7:15-21). Here are the 10 most common ways that we block ourselves from knowing what God’s will is for our calling and any other guidance he wants to give. God’s clothing Adam and Eve with animal skins was a picture God covering our sins through the death of His Lamb. Our love for God, adds Moore, opens our eyes to see Him at work. 100% correct my brother God bless, very vital that as a a believer we need to on ourselves and always make ourselves available for God use. The last one on the list of distractions, and possibly the most likely to distract us. 6. What does it mean to boast in the cross (Gal. But, the ultimate point of Bible study should be to reveal more and more of who Christ is and what He has done for you. Why?! But He might rebuke many modern Christians because they don’t study the Bible much at all! Its so easy to get caught up in all the things we have to do, like work, eat, sleep, etc. Remember, seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33). Examine how you use the Bible: Is it to impress others or is it causing you to grow in humility and in love for God? One of the things I could distract you from God but you guys should not post is mainly football people always knows the score and a player’s history but don’t know one scripture of the Bible. Remember, its “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33), its not “first seek all these other things”. This may involve using the Bible to impress others, rather than growing in humility and love for God. Instead of spending needed time with God I browse the internet and play games mindlessly for hours. Well, I think it has to do with what we allow into our lives that can distract us from God. Elsewhere, as Jesus spoke about the end times, He warned of false prophets who will arise and lead many astray. Tell her to help me!” 41“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42but only one thing is needed. Maybe a priest or minister abused them, causing them to conclude that Christianity is a sham. Second, are you studying the Scriptures to reveal Jesus Christ to your soul? It is so easy to get caught up in the media. I have been distracted by the internet far more than I realized. Great insight,  22“The eye is the lamp of the body. Why? The antidote to the deadly sin of hypocrisy is to deal with God every day on the heart level. Their response was (9:34), “You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?” That statement reeks of pride! This is exactly what I needed to hear today. I’m sure you all could have guessed this one would be on this list. We always need to be flexible! Good List. But the pride of using the Bible to impress others will keep you from faith in Christ. Without it, you’ll be tossed around by every wind of doctrine (Eph. i`m bookmarking your site! The first step to overcoming ourselves is being aware. They knew the Bible, but they missed Jesus because they had used their great knowledge to feed their pride. See how the lilies of the field grow. 42 & 43). We’re concerned about what others may think of us and we forget that the most important thing is what God thinks of us. I love this following scripture: 38As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. Having hobbies is a great way to get yourself into the world to be an influence…so keep that in mind. IT REALLY HELPED ME OUT WITH WHAT I HAVE TO TALK ABOUT, Thank you so much for sharing this Psalm 91 has kept many a person safe during all kinds of danger and war. 4:3-4), “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.” We see the same thing today: Focus on the positive, never confront sin, and you’ll have a large congregation. Our love for God gives us the desire to truly want to please Him. But on this point, he is right on. Now Jesus directly confronts the religious Jews who were opposing Him, who were unwilling to come to Him for eternal life (5:40). It will show you His majesty and His great power. Are we being hypocrites if we restrict sharing our problems to certain trusted friends or mentors and not to everyone? And also, make sure you are willing to abort your routine, and let God have complete control. Remember that! 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Money. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});  Another big one; the media. In Deuteronomy 13:3, God told Israel that He permitted false teachers to test their love for Him. Many pastors fall into this sort of thing. 2 Peter 1:5. Our own love relationships. *The desire to be famous. If we did this, we would be horribly malnourished! 3. But don’t forget about God in the process. And I’m not just referring to a job, I mean everything from a job, to leading worship, a bible study, or anything! 119:160)? Keep in mind that Jesus is here addressing a group of Israel’s religious leaders. Bottom line: as long as we hate that part of ourselves that is so easily led to choosing self over God, we will have a desperate time accepting that God truly does see us as anything but unworthy and unloveable. But thank God for this inspiring message it reminds to develop a closer relationship to God and to seek Him first. A lot of people fall into the habit of only giving God Sunday morning. This would be like only eating once a week! There are many reasons. What!? Go before God and deal with it before it conquers you (Gen. 4:5-7). Q. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. We want our vacations… They do not labor or spin. It is a constant struggle to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, and to not become distracted by the passing concerns and things of this world. And highly recommend to church members and Ministers. Our pastor is a, or should be, great leader, but he/she should only be that…nothing more. I thoroughly enjoy this and it was very helpful and I will definitely share it. + Sensitivity (soft-heartedness), and hearing when God calls us, communicates with us, wanting to save us from sin (harm) and evil through Jesus, to enable us to live like He does, and to keep us. Jesus didn’t need to rebuke these Jews for not studying the Scriptures, but rather because they studied them wrongly. We are, by nature, sinful, and if we live by our nature, we will not get close to God. It can stem from making God what you want Him to be rather than submitting to Him as He is. I have tried so hard throughout my life to stay focused on Him. He just tells us to confess our sins so we can be cleansed and healed, even if we ask God to forgive us 144 times, for the exact same thing! I’m sure you knew this one would be here. Resentment: Sometimes we get angry that God is not doing things our way. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? But the Lord was not fooled. What prevents a believer from accepting His unconditional love? These are the questions I ask and still seek answers to. Yet Jesus is warning them that their rejection of Him made them susceptible to follow false Messiahs who come in their own name. God’s promise to Abraham that in his seed, all the nations would be blessed, was about Christ. So Many Questions. This write up is soul lifting, I’m delighted to come across the posting. What does the Bible say to the church, and to the individual Christian, about the role of politics in the church? A list of 10 common things that can distract us from God. That doesn’t mean we should quit our jobs, or not earn money…we just need to realize that God is more important, and is far more capable of taking care of us than we are. While He was on earth, He always sought to glorify the Father (17:4). Ultimately, Jesus stayed close to his Father. 4:14). They wanted a political Messiah who could deliver them from Rome and provide peace and prosperity. Thought provoking, He asks them rhetorically (5:44), “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?” Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Evangelistic Sermons [Banner of Truth], pp. Isn’t it hard to keep focused on God? So make sure spending time with God is a part of our routine. So we focus on appearances. God bless you…. Why?! He knew that they were studying the Scriptures to increase their own glory, not to grow in love for God. When Jesus bore our sins at Calvary, Matthew 27:46tells us, If we are having difficulty hearing God’s voice, we need to take an account and see if there is any sin in our lives, remember, God does not abide sin. Fear. ed., 1:199-200): So long as a man measures himself against his fellow men he will be well content. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” (By the way, note that Jesus, unlike many liberal Old Testament scholars, believed that Moses wrote the Pentateuch [Genesis-Deuteronomy]! The fear of God extinguishes sin’s combustible character.  Church, or religion. But thank God for this inspiring message it reminds to develop a closer relationship to God and to seek Him first. We can see this in John 9, with the man born blind, whose eyes Jesus opened.  Relationships. Studying the Bible rightly will lead to more humility and graciousness, not to pride. What keeps us from God’s word? Listen and be flexible! I mean, if I didn’t spend that extra hour sleeping in, I would have a whole hour with nothing to do but seek God! The dangerous thing about them is that they can consume a lot of our time.  Hobbies. John 5:44: “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?” As I said, the word can refers to inability. I would have to say the relationship with the most danger of becoming a distraction from our walk with God would be that of a boy-friend, girl-friend, or spouse. 13:5), “Test yourself to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Well, I think it has to do with what we allow into our lives that can distract us from God. This is why the devil attempts to devalue the fear of God.  Desiring a blessing from God, more than desiring God Himself. When they’re old enough, they walk away from the faith. When we think about vacation we think about resting from our daily grind, getting away from our busy life and recharging ourselves. If you’ve sinned, confess it to God and ask forgiveness of any that you’ve wronged (Ps. A Lasting Legacy: Choosing a Wife for Isaac ( Gen. 4:5-7 ) we turn, some of! 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