The story of a young woman’s alleged sexual relations with the pastor of a popular Abuja church has gone viral over the past few days. I read that blog of hers agape and immediately called Asa, a devout member of the church for comments. Later that Friday evening, I met with another friend of ours and that was the topic of discussion. This friend was so sure that the allegations were true. He had done his ‘research’ and analysed her narration closely enough to sense the truth in every letter she had written.
Truthfully, I didn’t want to think about it. I couldn’t just bear to think for a second that it could be true. Another sheep lured by the wolf? No. Can’t be!
I got home that day, and as I sat on the bed, Ese’s words on her alleged relationship with the pastor struck me again. As I thought on these things, I came to the following conclusions:
> God is omniscient (He knows everything and in this case, the entire truth -as do the pastor and the girl)
> God alone judges (He without sin should cast the first stone)
> The Christian race should not be taken lightly. The bible encourages that we work our salvation with fear and trembling
> Flee ALL APPEARANCES of evil
> Better to be ‘disgraced’ on earth where one can still make amends than ‘celebrated’ here only to be rejected in Heaven where there is no opportunity for repentance and the consequence is eternal damnation
> In all things, give thanks. Getting ‘caught’ in sinful acts should be seen as an opportunity to repent and make amends. After all, God chastens only those He loves. If he didn’t chasten us, we’d continue in our wrong doings and keep advancing in our erring ways till we are eventually lost beyond redemption (God forbid!)
> It’s easy to take for granted the Grace God makes available to us His children
> We are often quick to assess and give opinions about other people; what they should or shouldn’t have done, oh how disappointed we are at their actions etc; whoever made us judges!
> There will be trials of our Faith, but if we hold on to God, we can only come out stronger
> There’s a need to continuously examine ourselves; whether or not we are still in Faith
God is not interested in the death of sinners but that all may come to repentance. No matter the degree of our mistakes and errors, God is ever willing to forgive, accept and keep us if only we confess and abide in Him.
As the days pass by and immorality seems to be the order of the day, the Christian should be focussed (looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our Faith) and determined to walk the narrow path till the end. God through His Holy Spirit is ever willing to help and keep us in Faith till His face in glory we see.
The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us now and forevermore. Amen.
Have a Blessed September folks!