Praise God for High beams!!!

It almost felt like a dream. I was reclined back in my seat taking a nap in a parking lot. A few hours prior I woke up at 3:30am attempting to jump start the day. Around 5:00am my to do list had been hijacked by a nap.

What happened at 6am that felt like a dream?

My nap was sweetly interrupted by an older gentlemen accompanied by a crowd with bags in their hands. His voice rung out, “Good morning, would you like some breakfast?” I shook my head “no.”

I could not fall back asleep because I realized there were several cars and trucks around me with napping cargo. The group went to each car and passed out what must have been a hearty breakfast.

I was so moved by the kindness that I quickly caught up to them and asked if they were a ministry. He responded, “Yes, First Baptist Church South Hill”

As I drove off my heart was filled with praise. I understood in that moment what Matthew 5:14-16 means.

There were no strings attached no agenda. I just felt the joy of witnessing a pure good deed.

It inspired me and motivated me to believe nothing that I do for Christ is in vain.

Body of Christ we were saved not by but for good works. Let Ephesians 2:10 resonate today!

Hallelujah! Praise Yahweh!

They were shining bright light high beams 🙂images

Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. 15. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. 16. In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father In heaven.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good work, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.

 

 

They Screaming “Stop Snitching”

imagesI just had a conversation with a gentlemen who told me a fraction of his story. He served 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He was angry and bitter as one can imagine. One of his friend knocked a man out who attempted to assault them.

The gentlemen I spoke with served ten years because he wouldn’t “snitch” on his friend.

We have a tendency to consider his decision to keep quiet as loyalty and give him “street cred”. Can I assess this through the lens of Scripture and shine light on something?

My first question is, what kind of “friend” would allow you to spend ten years of your life in prison for their crime?

The Scripture that immediately comes to mind is

“When someone sins in any of these ways: If he has seen, heard, or known about something he has witnessed, and did not respond to public call to testify, he is responsible for his sin.” (Leviticus 5:1).

Why does this Scripture say the person who does not “snitch” is guilty?

In short, God is good in the literal sense. He has no desire or tolerance for evil. He commends people who hate evil and work for good. Therefore a person who is willing to “protect” a criminal is guilty of tolerating evil. It brings us back to the fall of angels which led to the fall of mankind. God is working to rid His creation of every trace of evil.

People who allow criminals to go free because of a twisted sense of loyalty are actually allowing evil to be perpetuated and remain unpunished. That type of behavior is opposite of God’s desire and character and proves that the intent behind such actions is wicked.

Ask yourself is it God or the devil teaching people to “Stop snitching?”

Leviticus shows this slogan is from the devil himself.

Be wise.