Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Opus 2013-236: Salacious or Supportive?

On one of his podcasts, Alister Begg, was preaching on love and brotherly love, from Philippians 2:4. 
(Philippians 2:4 NAS77)  do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
He said there is a big difference between looking out for the interests of others and being a busybody. 

At that point my mind went into tangent mode.  I began to ponder how we can tell the difference between the two motivations.  The Bible tells us we are to be our brother’s keepers, bear one another’s burdens, etc.  It also condemns gossip.  How do you know when to intercede and get involved?  What tips the scales?

The Holy Spirit. 

We need to give the Holy Spirit a chance to work in real life situations.  One indication might be opportunity.  If something drops down in front of us and can’t be ignored, that could be a sign we are to get involved.  The Holy Spirit can bring things to our attention.  Sometimes it may be subtle.  Other times it may hit like a tone of bricks.  Either way, it was put in front of us.

We are not supposed to be nosing around looking into other people’s business.  We don’t need to go looking for something to fix.  We should rely on the Holy Spirit to bring us more than enough to keep us busy.

So keep your eyes open today and look for opportunities to be used by God to make a difference.

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