Loyalty

Initially writing this post I wondered how could I explain or convey this commandment. Exodus 20:14 “Thou shall not commit adultery. “As I pondered and asked God the only word that would come to my head is loyalty. Loyalty to your spouse as well as loyalty to the Lord we serve.

Adultery is defined as having voluntary sexual intercourse with another person besides your husband or wife. But I also thought about Matthew 12:39, “But Jesus replied, “Only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign; but the only sign I will give the sign of the prophet Jonah.” In these terms, Jesus is speaking on the loyalty of someone that would ask this kind of question. Only an unloyal generation would question Him. If a person cannot be loyal to a spouse which they can see, imagine what they would do with God which they cannot see. I believe that God is demanding loyalty in the character of the people that serve him.

Are you loyal enough to fight the lust and the temptations that life brings you? Are you willing to do the right thing no matter what your own personal desires may be? How loyal are you?

As I would like to think is commandment is simple, it may the most command commandment to be broken. Of course, when we think of adultery we can think of the hurt, betrayal, and sin behind the act. We can think of the broken promises and pieces that have to be put back together. We can think of the broken bond that we once shared with the one we love. I can go on and on about the person that you are committed to or how they as well as yourself deserve faithfulness. But I believe that it is more to that. It’s the vow that you made for one another and the promise that you made before God. What does it say about your character when that is broken?

What an amazing gift, that we have a loving and forgiving God. If we confess our sins and ask for forgiveness than we are forgiven just like King David was. The Lord isn’t looking for a perfect person. But He is looking for someone that is after His heart. Someone to be loyal to Him. Someone that loves Him enough to want Him and only Him.

May God be with you even in your darkest moments. May you call out to Him even when you are ashamed. Let Him use you as a loyal soldier!

God Bless!

K.T Jackson ❤

Proverbs 6:32

But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.

 

HONOR AND AUTHORITY

Honor thy father and mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee”. (Exodus 20:12 KJV)

          Honor is a characteristic that is becoming more difficult to discern in the present day. When glimpses of it appear, it is refreshing to see that it is still relevant and put into practice. Why is there an emphasis placed on honoring our father and mother in the bible? Perhaps, it is because they have been given the responsibility of wearing many different hats like being a steward, a counselor, and a teacher in our life. They have authority over us and their job is to guide, instruct, encourage, and discipline us in the spirit of love. The relationship between a child and parent is pivotal to how a child will relate to God’s authority. Ministry begins in your home. It is where the groundwork is laid for faith building, being obedient, showing respect, teaching godly principles. Parents are teaching lessons even when they aren’t speaking. Our life should bear witness to the God we serve. If you are a parent or guardian what in your life can your children see that is a reflection of God’s love?

With this commandment, we understand the children’s duty, but parents must also live honorable lives before the kids. Children will not do what you say they will do what you do. Even though it is impossible to be the perfect parent, we can live a life of holiness under the direction of the Holy Spirit. Holiness is a lifestyle and by following the commandments it keeps us in fellowship with God. Although parents and children don’t always get it right, God will still hold you to the standard of showing respect even when you feel it is undeserving. It is a commandment put in place to demonstrate how to conduct yourself under authority. When implemented how it was designed, it is for the benefit of you having a long life that will be a blessing to generations to come and the family.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”.(Prov.22:6 KJV) 

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A Living God

So many times we find ourselves attached to many things that we possess. We live in such a materialist world that we look for things that we can buy to fulfill our happiness. We begin to say things like “if only I had that car” or “if only I had that house” in terms of fulfillment. Then when we receive those things we become overjoyed with the object instead of the God that provided it. We make idols out of things that can be bought instead of seeking a relationship with God, which is free of charge.

I’m here just to remind you that we serve a living God.

The second commandments tell us to put away our idols.

Exodus 20:4 KJV

Thou Shalt not make unto thee any graven image. or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

The definition of idol= An image or representation of a god used as an object of worship.

God isn’t made into an object. He is not something that we can possess and worship at our leisure. God tells us to put away our idols because He is living. He was born again He is not dead! We can call on Him and He will answer.

God is waiting for us to put away the creations and worship the creator. Building a solid relationship with Him, something that we can feel and prosper with. He is a God that we can call on in our times of need, He is a God that we can pray to and receive answers. If you are reading this it is not too late to build a relationship with Him if you haven’t already. A loving, caring, and real relationship.

K.T Jackson ❤

Uncovering Covetousness In The Heart

“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor manservant, nor the maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s”.(Exodus 20:17 KJV)

 

How easy is it to want what someone has? Personally, I think it’s way too easy to do. The one thing that I have learned in my life is to never envy what someone else has. This lesson came at a very young age and it has enabled me to be strong and at ease with who I am, what I have, and what I have been chosen to do. My sweet Granny always says,” Never want what someone else has because you never know what they had to sacrifice to get it.” Many times on the social media platforms what you see is a staged reality. Staged, meaning it is arranged for the desired impression. Truth be told, it isn’t a reliable indicator of true happiness or contentment.

                                                          KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES’S

As humans, there seems to be an innate tendency to compare our quality of life, possessions, accomplishments, successes, and future goals to people around us. The list of life comparison is endless and pointless. It is harmless to admire or be excited about another person’s things. However, if you desire it for yourself then you have just bought into the slippery slope of feeling defeated, ungrateful, and jealous. More and more people are experiencing feelings of inadequacy because of comparison, which lays the groundwork for jealousy and it breeds insecurity. You’ve heard the old saying, If you aren’t careful you will spend money you don’t have to impress people you don’t like”. The price of wanting to feel validated by the number of likes will have you in constant motion unable to be grounded with ease. This is a heart issue that has to be acknowledged and given to God so that He could restore you. This could also be an indicator that you are becoming consumed with other people lives. God is your source and we should rely on Him to meet our needs and give you true joy. Just think for a second, If you could be someone else or your life would be better if you had more. What are you really saying to God? He didn’t get it quite right with you or your things.

TRUST IN GOD

Securing the bag, the man, the woman, the shoes, or the car doesn’t add stature to your esteem. Yes, you may have a sense of temporary fulfillment. Eventually, you find yourself returning to the low place because it seems you can’t keep it up. The temporary fix will never resolve the problem. Exercise the muscle in your spiritual life of contentment. Thank God for everything that He has done and who He is. I challenge you to thank Him for the prayers that He didn’t answer and things He didn’t allow you to have. Practice this daily and the spirit of thanksgiving will evict jealousy and insecurity out of your heart and spirit.

Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for He said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”. (Hebrews 13:5 ESV)

Be Blessed,

KBKORNER

False Testimony

Hello, if you are keeping up with our blog you know that today we are starting our series on the 10 commandments. One of the commandments that I think is easily looked over and ignored is the 9th commandment “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.Exodus 20:16 (NIV) This commandment simply means do not lie, speak falsely, equivocate, or deceive the people around.

In modern-day terminology, this includes rumors, gossiping, and being messy! This is all the “shade” that you can speak at the cost of other people. I believe that each and every one of us can think of a time that we lied on someone or someone has lied on us but that doesn’t mean that it is acceptable.

Call for Independence

Recently I went out of town and visited family that I haven’t seen in a while. I have been absent from that town for years but when I got home I started to hear all the rumors about me during my absence. Things that I never did, words that I never said but yet that was the environment that I walked into. It hurts because even though I came for the love the hate followed along. For years I didn’t give anyone anything to talk about so they created their own storyline for my life.

Not once did anyone call me? No one ever sent me a text, email, or direct message but yet they spoke falsely. It wouldn’t have hurt me if it was random town people but it hurt because it was people that I called family. It could have taken one person to discover the truth of a situation. It takes one person to not spread misery. And I believe that was the reason the Lord put that as a commandment is because He knew the sickness behind it. Spreading lies is like a plague.

I forgave them because some people sin out of ignorance including myself. I also forgave them because of the misery that they held… I didn’t want that to spread to myself. My relationship with God has taught me that you don’t have to be mean because other people around you are. You don’t have to speak negatively on someone character without knowing that person. You can be your own person with the risk that you may not always fit in. It’s okay to be the light in a room full of darkness.

I believe that all of us have fallen short of the 9th commandment. However, if you are reading this we have time to change. The plague can come to an end. We can ask the Lord for forgiveness for our self as well as others.

Ask for Forgiveness

“Lord forgive me for any seeds that I have planted that is unlike you Lord. Lord forgive me for the sins I have commented even in my ignorance. Please forgive me for any lie that I have told, any rumor I have spread, any gossip that has lingered on my tongue and any behavior that is not in your likeness.

Lord, I love you and I need you. Please purse and purify my soul. For Lord I praise your name, I surrender myself and give myself to you. Work in me for the greater of your kingdom”

In the Lord’s name, we pray

-Amen

K.T Jackson ❤

BACK TO THE FOUNDATION

 

In the U.S., when I think about the laws they are in place to protect, govern, and regulate various areas in society. Could you imagine for a brief moment a  lawless society? The thought of that is alarming. The upcoming posts over the next few weeks will be a series taking an in-depth look at the Ten Commandments. In the Bible, God gave Moses the ten commandments for the children of Israel as a standard of how to live. How many times do we hear the comment, ”You must live holy?” You may have heard it so many times you no longer keep count if you grew up in the church life. Or maybe you’ve never heard the comment so this is new for you. My prayer for all that takes time to read the weekly post is that you can learn something new, fortify your faith, and anchor your heart in the arms of the Jesus. More than just having something inspirational to read, we want to give you God’s word and a weekly dose of truth. The biblical truth may be deemed offensive and controversial by a few because it targets the hidden things in our flesh, heart, and minds that is not like God. In God’s truth, there is true liberty that can’t be justified with an explanation, but must be experienced. The ten commandments  are in place to protect and govern the true believers of God. The world will think the laws are antiquated, laughable and non- applicable in this present day. I pray that you posture your heart and mind to be strengthened and renewed by God’s word through this  study.

 

 

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discern er of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”(Hebrews 4:12 KJV)

 

 

Be Blessed,

KBKORNER

BACK TO THE FOUNDATION

 

 

In the U.S., when I think about the laws they are in place to protect, govern, and regulate various areas in society. Could you imagine for a brief moment a  lawless society? The thought of that is alarming. The upcoming posts over the next few weeks will be a series taking an in-depth look at the Ten Commandments. In the Bible, God gave Moses the ten commandments for the children of Israel as a standard of how to live. How many times do we hear the comment, ”You must live holy?” You may have heard it so many times you no longer keep count if you grew up in the church life. Or maybe you’ve never heard the comment so this is new for you. My prayer for all that takes time to read the weekly post is that you can learn something new, fortify your faith, and anchor your heart in the arms of the Jesus. More than just having something inspirational to read, we want to give you God’s word and a weekly dose of truth. The biblical truth may be deemed offensive and controversial by a few because it targets the hidden things in our flesh, heart, and minds that is not like God. In God’s truth, there is true liberty that can’t be justified with an explanation, but must be experienced. The ten commandments  are in place to protect and govern the true believers of God. The world will think the laws are antiquated, laughable and non-applicable in this present day. I pray that you posture your heart and mind to be strengthened and renewed by God’s word through this  study.

 

 

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”(Hebrews 4:12 KJV)

 

 

Be Blessed,

KBKORNER