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“Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.” (John 13:13)

Have you ever met someone who speaks in a derogatory manner about their employer when they are not around? Ever notice the difference in them when the boss is around?

We know that the Almighty sees, hears and knows everything.

“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Heb. 4:13)

But do we behave in a manner that reveals that in our daily life, is every moment one of dread because of this truth, or one of indifference?

I see a callousness in the world of those who profess to serve the Most High today, that sense of, if not indifference to that truth of His ever watchful eye, and perhaps not even dread, but of one that is almost nonchalant in what they consider those “minor sins,” that that have become almost normalized in their minds.

They rejoice in the presence of the wicked, even calling them their friends, they have personal, long-standing relations with darkness. On their cell phones, computer monitors and television they stare intently at that which they should abhor, but it is so commonplace that they no longer see it as sin, calling it either amusement or worse an opportunity to study their adversary and his ways in this world. Their thoughts are rarely controlled, and though actions may not follow those thoughts, the mind continuously searches those paths that, after a short while, become well-worn and seen again as commonplace, not sin.

Yet they call the Lord Jesus Christ Master.

“Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” (James 1:15)

Those paths my friends, those commonplace occurrences, those “little sins” will lead to a type of slow death, fellowship lost with the Savior, a diminishing ability to hear the prompting of the Holy Spirit, and possibly rewards lost.

The knowledge of these truths is the beginning of leaving those paths that divert us from the singular path we are to be on, the action once that knowledge is known, is how we stop conforming to this world and begin to set our affections on things above. If you would not be with those people, if you would not go to that place, say those words, watch those images or have those thoughts if the Lord Jesus Christ was standing right beside you, why do you do so with the knowledge of the Holy Spirit within you?

I do not berate you here, we have all been willing accomplices to our flesh and its desires, no man can control his every thought, but we can recognize even the most smallest of sins and turn away from them.

“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12)

It is one of the things I see these letters to you doing as my pen flows across the page, offering the truths of the Word of God as revealed to me, and offering no escape by excuses. That is what Spiritual knowledge does, it closes that last door of the possibility of any reasonings as to why we do what we do.

“God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” (Romans 3:4)

Action cannot be accomplished or taken until knowledge is imparted, and knowledge can only come in this regard from the Almighty giving us wisdom in these matters. Wisdom, Spiritual discernment, the ability to discern between good and evil, only the Living God can give these to us, and when He does, He expects us to obey Him as our Master.

The road to that straight gate becomes more difficult to traverse the closer we get to it, for Luke 12:48 is a truth.

“But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”

Look closely at your life, for these sins are subtle, and may not be recognized by you as such. Once He reveals them to you, stop.

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