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You should know better

Posted: Friday, November 11

 Pastor Tom Murray // Missions &amp; Christian Education Pastor

Pastor Tom Murray // Missions & Christian Education Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Ezekiel 23:1-49
Hebrews 10:18-39
Psalm 109:1-31
Proverbs 27:13

 

Verse of the day:

 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. (Hebrews 10:26-27)


It’s a hardship shared by kids with younger brothers and sisters.

The oldest child seems to always endure the brunt of the punishment.

Two sisters are caught coloring on a white, living room wall with a blue crayon.  One girl is in first grade and the other is a toddler.

“She did it, too,” an older sister might argue.

“But, you should know better,” mom responds.

 

The older sister is sent to her room for a timeout.  The younger girl gets a lollipop.

 


In the parent’s eyes, a six-year-old is more accountable for the same misdeed than a two-year-old.  The older child should have a greater understand of right and wrong.  



There is a parallel truth in our spiritual lives.

Our Heavenly Father expects more of us after we understand and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  He expects more of the one who has been following Christ for many years than the one who just surrendered.



"If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God” (Hebrew 10:26-27 NIV).



The Spirit-inspired author of Hebrews tells us that we should expect God’s wrath when know what is right and wrong, and deliberately take the path that rejects the way of the Lord.

 

“They did it, too,” hardly seems like a viable excuse in the eyes of God.

 

Will we stumble? Yes.

 

Yet, as followers of Christ, we should always aim to make choices that draw us closer to our Heavenly Father.  We should pray that we see situations the way that God sees them.