Sounding A Gong

Published July 18, 2013 in God - 0 Comments

Read 1 Corinthians 13

Do you give lip service to God?

Of course the immediate answer anyone, including myself, gives is “no”.

Search your heart. I know there were areas I had to resolve and consistently work on where I am a hypocrite. I will point out the sins of others and in secret I will sin and never point the finger at myself.

I cannot live like Christ hiding my sin and placing blame on others. It is meant for Christians to point out sin, not sinners. We should be dead to sin and alive in Christ. Does this mean we will not sin? No. It means we should find not joy, but shame in sin. It should be revolting to us. We should turn from it.

My biggest sin now is letting my anger get the best of me in traffic. I yell and say words I rarely say outside of the car when stressed in the car. I am working on it. I listen only to Christian music and try to pray when driving. I am not proud of this sin. I have confessed it to many including God, but every time I feel stressed in the car, out comes the monster.

I will continue to try to fill my driving time with God. Until I can get this sin out, I will not be doing anything with these devotionals or any message except sounding a gong or clanging a cymbal.

“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” – 1 Corinthians 13:1

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