No Compromise

Compromise means to make a deal where one person gives up part of his or her demand. In argumentscompromise is a concept of finding agreement through communication, through a mutual acceptance of terms—often involving variations from an original goal or desire.

Deity means God. 

Colossians 2: 1-10

The Apostle Paul is speaking….
1I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally. 2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. 5 For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.
 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces[a] of this world rather than on Christ.
 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.

Have you ever wondered why the trees blow in the same direction as the wind? Evidently the wind is stronger than the tree limbs or branches in order to make it move.  Some people can look up at the trees and say, “Oh it looks like we have an East wind” or “Oh it looks like that rain is coming from the West". Well, the wind blows the tree branches and a wind direction conclusion is made based on the observation of which way the trees are blowing.

Based on this, we know that the wind is stronger and that the tree limbs have to go in the same direction that the wind is blowing or drives.

What drives us? The Word of God drives us in the direction He wants us to go. Paul said, My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding. He wrote these letters to benefit these people so that they could walk in the FULL understanding. Essentially, he was telling the people to not compromise or give up on what God intends for you to do for the Kingdom. The goal is not to listen to anyone who has a mouthpiece, but to listen to the truth. In Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’


Paul said, I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. 5 For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is. 
This empowers us to not be fluffed up by smooth talk or dealings that do not line up with the Word of God. Sometimes we fall for some things because we just do not know any better, whether we should have known or not. But now that we know, we should not be falling for the same things. For example, someone offers to give you a free week at a time share in Orlando, Florida the same week that you are suppose to be helping out a friend or family move. What would you do? We get deceived by what seems good and miss out on the blessing that we could have received from God for doing a goodwill, which has a much higher value than any time share can ever pay.
 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. (Colossians 2)
Therefore, since Christ is head over every power, why are we spending time on temporary things instead of investing in something that will last and endure. We will let Christ serve as the wind and blow us in the direction He wants us to go. Sometimes we may not understand everything about where we are to go or what we are to do; but if we will just let Him drive us, He will send us to places to do his good works.

With Thanksgiving!

Blessings and Peace, 
LaKenya Moore

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