Messianic Apologetics editor John McKee discusses how each one of us lives within a framework of certain values and expectations. Some of these things are good, and some of these things need to be challenged—so that we can be more effective in the service of the Kingdom of God.
With significant uncertainties in our future, John McKee discusses how there are some major adjustments that we all have to go through—specifically as they concern what many of us classify as “our values” and how we handle “life.”
Too many people may be seen to pay attention to various matters of this world, and not on enough matters that concern the world to come.
After our heart, the mind is clearly the first part of our beings that is to experience transformation. If one examines Yeshua’s Sermon on the Mount and His sayings about one being angry with a neighbor, one having lustful inclinations, or simple hate for others, you can be rest assured that the Lord does place a high priority on our thoughts. It is not solely enough for us to commit a sinful act to be guilty; it is sufficient for us to have thoughts of committing a sin for us to be guilty. While some of us may watch science fiction shows where human telepaths are used to probe the thoughts and feelings of criminals or potential criminals, and we might shake our heads about how ludicrous and subjective it might be, God probes our minds all the time. He knows what each one of us is thinking right now. He knows if our thoughts are focused on Him, His Word, and the work that He has assigned us to do—or if we are thinking things that will take us away from Him and damage the relationship that He desires with us.
We face some challenges in the coming years as the Messianic movement grows and matures. We have a great responsibility before us. If we are to properly complete the work that God has assigned to us, we need to have some serious one-on-one time with Him.
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