James 4:17 – avails full definition of sin. I was discussing with someone and he asked a question: is alcohol a sin? is smoking a sin? and further mentioned other sins that he felt were not recorded in the Bible, quoting Bible references to justify his sins.
I was restless in my spirit because it shows that; no more fear of God, committing sin and looking for a Bible scripture to back it up grieves God because, you are using His word against Him. God will never spare such person of His anger. the Bible verse above answerd it all.
Medically, smokers are advised that they are liable to die young, you are easily prune to misbehave and sin against God through alcohol. Quoting Bible verses to back up a sin will end a man in full wrath of God.
I read on social media: “CAN A CHRISTIAN DRINK ALCOHOL?”
When an European Airline was initially launched, an educated Christian gentleman was traveling in the first class section. An air hostess approached him with a complimentary drink, this was an alcoholic drink, but the man politely refused. The air hostess returned but this time brought the drink on a platter, designed to appeal and impress. However, the Christian man again politely refused, explaining he doesn’t drink alcohol.
The air hostess was concerned and informed the manager. The manager approached the man with another platter, now designed with flowers. He questioned, “Is there something wrong with our service? Please enjoy the drink, it is a complimentary offer.”
The man replied, “I am a Christian and I do not drink alcohol? The manager still insisted that the man take the drink. Then, the Christian proposed that the manager should give the drink to the pilot first. The manager stated, “How can the pilot drink alcohol, he’s on duty! And if he drinks there are all chances for the plane to crash”.
The Christian passenger with tears in his eyes, replied, “I am a Christian and I am ALWAYS on duty in order to protect my FAITH and if I Drink Alcohol I will crash my whole life here and hereafter. I AM 100% ON DUTY!”
Yours may not be alcohol, it may be temptation for *sex* as it was done to *Joseph*, battling with how to control your *anger*, profane and vain *babblings*, your *dressing* , your *attitude* towards people and finally not sharing the *Word*.
Do you know that souls are dying because of those reckless behaviours of ours?
*WE ARE 100% ON DUTY*
Beloved we are on duty any time any where. The Bible can never be an excuse to commit sin!