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"The Uncompromising Lord"

October 8, 2006

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"To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on My throne." Revelation 3:21

Many have said that to live in this world a person must give and take, come to terms, split the difference, stroke a balance -- in other words, compromise. Whether in business, the political arena, or our social life, we seem to be constantly hedging a bet.

The Lord Jesus, on the other hand, calls us to be uncompromising when it comes to our Christianity and the way we live out our faith in our daily encounters with family, friends, business associates, and the strangers we meet on the street. He tells the church of Laodicia that He would prefer for it to be either hot or cold. Then He could at least tell where it stands. Unfortunately, the church was neither hot nor cold; it was lukewarm toward the claims of Christ and His promises to it.

Even so, in His love, the Lord promised to those who repented and were willing to confess Him unashamedly the right to sit on His throne. He makes the same promise to you and to me. He does not want us to compromise His person or His work but rather to give bold witness to the unbounded love He displayed for us on the cross.

PRAYER: Help me, Lord Jesus, to speak clearly at all times and in all places about Your love for me. Amen.

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Today's Bible Readings: Hosea 5-8    Romans 15:1-13

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