Weatherford Democrat

Top News

December 20, 2013

TISCIONE: Kiss the Son, lest He be angry


The reality we see unfolding every day in our culture and especially in our civil government is this: raging nations and plotting peoples (Psalm 2:1a), seeking to live apart from God.

My main concern however is not the irresponsible actions of our government leaders. My main concern is how naïve Christians seem to be. I suggest that Christians can reasonably assess current events. I further suggest that most Christians can recognize those who are calling evil good and good evil. The problem is that there are some who base their hope on the civil government or our leaders rather than on the sovereign Lord Jesus.

The word of God provides the practical application for those who profess to be following Jesus. (Psalm 2: 11-12) “Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way. For his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.”

Serving the Lord begins with worship. We will serve the one we worship. Worship requires humility leading to submission. The New Testament calls believers to offer themselves as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God because that is reasonable worship/service. (Romans 12:1) God promised blessing for those who rely upon Him.

Kissing the Son is to honor, respect, submit and obey the Son of God who is Jesus! Jesus said that the one who loves Him, obeys Him. He is the focus of our lives. Jesus is at the center of the Christian’s life. All of our relationships proceed out of our relationship with Him. Jesus also said that true disciples remain in His word. (John 8:31)

The psalmist declared what was at stake for failure to know the truth. He said that Jesus’ anger, judgment and wrath would be experienced by those who persist in thinking themselves to be God.

Text Only
Top News
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Don't care
     View Results