Slippery Slope of Compromise

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Devotion: Leviticus 20:26

“Ca sera, sera, whatever will be will be.  The future’s not ours to see.  Ca sera, sera.”  Decades ago; the line in this old song became very popular. Why do Christians give up on once strong standards and principles?  The things we initially would frown upon nor to which we would ever give our approval; give way to the slippery slope of compromise.

The compromise does not begin all at one time.  It becomes a slow fade;  as you give your life away,  one attitude, one action, and one decision at a time.  We live in a corrupt world. Christians are not excluded.  How can we be a light in a dark world if we begin to adopt the ways of the world? Compromise negotiates what is right and good and pure; with every gray area this world has to offer.

Webster’s definition of compromise is as follows:

“a way of reaching agreement in which each person or group gives up something that was wanted in order to end an argument or dispute”

In today’s churches; you can choose a denomination to agree with almost any lifestyle or theology.  We must ask ourselves this question; “Does this line up with God’s Holy Word?”  Christians must choose to thoroughly search out the Scriptures.  Therein lies the problem.  Many believers just accept the standards of their peers; without seeking the Lord their God, on what is right in His eyes.  “If we seek Him; He will let us find Him, when we search for Him with our whole heart.”

Jesus asks us to “be holy as He is holy.”  Christ is to be the One in whom we live and move and have our being.  We are to be holy and set apart, unto Him.  Rather than “Ca sera, sera, what ever will be will be;” our song should be; “On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.”

Prayer in Motion:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for the times I have fallen down the slippery slope of compromise.  I long to be holy as You are holy. I want the world to know there is standard to which You have called me.  Help me to love people unconditionally but still hold the standard to which You have called me as Your child.  In Jesus Name.  Amen

 

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