Imitate His Character

17 You have wearied the Lord with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and He delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?” ~ Malachi 2:17

Today’s Church has become haters of good and lovers of evil. We’ve pushed away the Truth of our God for the lies of our enemy. Why? Because we desire to please, satisfy, and justify the flesh. No longer do we see correction as love. Instead, we see it as an awful judgment that we haven’t been called to make. I believe this is because it’s easier to offend a seemingly silent God than a friend that is speaking their truth in our ears.

When we justify sin and fill them with the lie that God just wants them to be happy, or that He made them that way, or that it’s not anyone’s place to judge, we not only plague them with false hope and security, but we lie about God. God Himself is Truth. God Himself is Light. God Himself is Good, so when we say that good is evil and evil is good, light is dark and dark is light, Truth is lies, and lies are Truth, we’re calling God a liar. We’re saying that we know better, and God, who created us, doesn’t know what’s best for us. In fact, He doesn’t even want what’s best for us.

Contrary to popular belief, God’s desire is that none of us stay in our old ways, but all of us strive to become that new creation in Christ Jesus. We strive for perfection. Why? Because our desire should match God’s desire, for He is good, and there is no darkness in Him. This should be our goal. This should be our desire to imitate and be like God. Not be God, but like Him. Like His goodness, mercy, grace, justice, and love.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Imitate His Character.

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