The Bible says, “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body and be ye thankful. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching, and admonishing one another in psalms an hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.” (Colossians 3:15-16) What more can I say that hasn’t been said and written already? Let’s take our eyes off the horrible things happening in the world and look at ourselves, “WHAT’S IN YOUR HEART?”
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
There is a commercial on the television which states, “What’s in your wallet?” Maybe, you’ve seen the advertisement about some Viking men running around in ancient costumes but they are positioned in a modern day city. Although their attire was perfect back in the day, it is appropriate for 2016. On Halloween folks parade in barbaric attire and lots of other characterizations. But the week after all the Halloween parties cease, no body except little 4 to 10 years olds wear their costumes around the house and to McDonalds. If you spot an adult in a Spiderman costume, you will think that he is a little bit off in-the-head. If he comes to take you on a date wearing a Spiderman costume, call the Po-PO.
Well now, it’s time for us to examine ourselves relative to the WORD OF GOD. Apostle Paul tells us what kind of peace to put on:
(1) “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts…” As Christians, the kind of peace given to us is of LOVE and it comes from God and it rules our hearts as one body. As you know, we are many members in Christ Jesus but we are “one” body of believers. Your race or color matters not! Furthermore, we are told to be thankful. It’s shameful that God has to tell us to be thankful because we should know this. The Peace of God gives wisdom and teaches us to admonish one another in psalms, hymns, and in spiritual songs.
Yes folks, God wants you to LOVE others and to be thankful for the little house you live in, the clothes on your back, the shoes on your feet, the bread on your table, the car you drive or ride in, the window you look out of, and e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g HE blessed you with – including the breath in your nostrils. Youse breathing, ain’t you? BE GRATEFUL! Don’t break into your neighbor’s house to steal…don’t shoot your co-workers…don’t hurt innocent people…don’t say terrible things to hurt the feelings of others because you’re angry…don’t hurt your children…don’t, don’t, don’t!
(2) “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the LORD JESUS, giving thanks to GOD and the FATHER by HIM…” We were called to admonish one another in LOVE! We were NOT called to decapitate people and video tape their deaths for a worldwide audience to witness. This is not the peace of God; instead it is of the dEVIL.
Christians WERE NOT called to be criminals, dictators, and terrorists. The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY did not tell you to get a butcher knife and wave it over your brother’s head and but it to his throat…now slice his throat. The Lord GOD ALMIGHTY did not tell you to get a machine gun or bazooka to blow up the second floor of your neighbor’s house, schools, hospitals, states, cities, and towns to kingdom come.
If you are that angry about your life, then, you should fall on your face and ask the ALMIGHTY GOD to help you. If you must blow up something, then, blow up your on stanking self! (No don’t do it) But, you’re going to hell not to heaven and there show ain’t gonna be no 12 virgins waiting to have sex with your nasty self and there ain’t no condoms! I’m a black woman and I’m show gonna tell it like it is… My Mama, told me to “Tell IT!”
Instead, shove your feelings aside and “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” Again, I ask the question, “WHATS IN YOUR HEART?”
Have a Blessed Day!