Following up from yesterday’s blog post about David’s obedience to God’s direct message to him, but how much he had to suffer for the times he “did it his own way.” He ate the daisies and had to suffer the bellyache!
God did not give specific rules for many of the challenges we encounter day by day. But he did institute a the Church to “point out the daisies.” I make this statement based on Matthew 18:19. I know there are different interpretations of this scripture but my belief is that “the church” should act as an authority to distinguish right from wrong – bind and loose – moral issues.
A simple example. Much of the church world had issues with smoking tobacco long before “science” caught up and proved the harm done to the body by that habit. The Bible does not say “don’t” smoke tobacco. Most of the church world now warns against smoking marijuana. Science will catch up after years of watching results of that “daisy.”
The Bible does not say “don’t abort your baby.” But most of us “church folks” have sense enough to know that is an abomination to God.
How about some of these daisy bowls which God probably thinks “his church” should be warning against.
Don’t drink alcohol.
Don’t take anything into your body which alters your mind.
Don’t watch porn.
Don’t smash store windows.
Don’t wear blouse tops that have sleeveless arm holes that drop to the waist. The same thing applies to men.
Does the church not still have the duty to teach the pitfalls which Satan designs?
There really are a lot of things we do that the church should be up in arms against. Instead we point out that Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament and the only law now is to love God and your neighbor as yourself.
And God’s “church” is much too nice to call daisies, “sin.“
Ezekiel 3:17 Ezekiel, son of man, I have appointed you to stand watch for the people of Israel. So listen to what I say, then warn them for me.