LEFT LANE DRIVERS. Need I say more? There’s only 2 reasons for those hanging out in the left hand lane- they are either ignorant of the law, or they are rebellious. I’ve met both, neither of which is a valid excuse. At least with ignorance can come understanding, but if not obeyed when showed the law; they then fall into that second camp. Rebellion. It is what is ruining the church. “I’m going to live like I want, regardless of what you or God’s Word tells me.” They say things like, “God told me” or “I’m following my heart and my conscience.” Accept, their conscience is seared by sin. Here’s an excerpt from “Pulpit Commentary” and I couldn’t have said it better myself: “Conscience needs to be informed by God’s Word and ruled by God’s will to make it a safe guide.
When properly regulated, it is able to pronounce a verdict upon contemplated action, and its verdict must always he obeyed. But warped by prejudice, weakened by disuse and disobedience, judicially blinded in punishment and in consequence of sin, it loses all power of moral judgment, and becomes inoperative of good; and then, as to the way that seemed at the moment right, the end thereof are the ways of death.” No amount of “good deeds” can nullify disobedience and rebellious sin. “There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death.” Proverbs 14:12 AMPC By your warped thinking, you can repent at the end of your joy ride and all will be forgiven. Well, maybe. Unless your conscience is so seared you cannot even find your way back to repent. Your rebellion WILL cost you, possibly your soul. If you’re hanging out in the left lane stopping traffic, move over!
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