The BIBLE states, “Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the HOLY GHOST: as your fathers did, so do ye…” (Acts 7:51) “…for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. REPENT therefore of this thy wickedness and pray to God…Thou art in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity…” (Acts 8:21b-22)
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
It is time for all of us to self-examine ourselves. As we grow older, we should not be acting like juveniles. After a certain age, you cannot hang out old night partying…come in a 3:00 AM…get up at 7:00 AM to go to work. In time, drinking, smoking, and partying (and other stuff) will take its toll on the body. One cannot keep up this image! There is nothing worse than seeing an old man or woman out at the clubs tap dancing on the disco floor! What do you think?
In the above lesson, Apostle Luke (the Physician) is speaking as a spiritual doctor. You see, many of our bodily and mental ailments come from our poor spiritual diets. Like the Children of Israel (who begged Aaron to make them a molten calf and they desired the sweets of Egypt), we want it our way. If, GOD does not immediately answer our prayers and requests, we go down other avenues, jump jobs, jump relationships, jump cities and states, dump on other people, point fingers, abandon the ship and crew, and run away (only to run smack into a bigger booger-bear).
As the title states, we must “CUT OUT the DRY ROT!” which means to take off everything that is not like JESUS (in order to run this race)! Have you ever examined a piece of wood that’s been attacked by bacteria or fungi? The wood turns blacker than black and it shrivels up! It is no good and it must be cut out and replaced! That’s what sin does to us, the inner and outer man is broken down and alienated from the Lord GOD. Many times, the person is disfigured, ages quicker, takes on other faulty traits and characteristics to the point that he or she is unrecognizable. Have you ever come across a friend (from the past) and he is totally changed for the worse? Perhaps, he is 35 years old but he looks like a 70 year old person. Inevitably, you walk away (asking within yourself), “What in the world happened to him?” Do you know that the Lord GOD can turn back the clock-of-time and make you look younger, healthier, and happier than ever?
Have a Blessed Day!