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The Reprobate Mind

I feel as if we have grossly under-considered what a reprobate mind is. The word of God makes it clear that there are certain behaviors that if we willingly continue to engage in, opens doors to our being evicted from the presence of God. God is love but He is also a God of wrath and there are limitations to how far the Lord will allow you to go beyond the correction we have received. We each have been given a measure of faith (Rom. 12:3) and a measure of grace (Eph. 4:7). Only God knows what that measurement entails and how far that measurement will take us. The last thing any of us want to do is venture beyond our measure of grace. It doesn’t matter who you are, there are certain behaviors which need to be modified and crucified before they render us enemies of Christ. I don’t think that we understand how important this is. God is not going to keep playing with us and winking at our stuff. We are going to have to come up and out of our mess. We need to get it together and KEEP it together. Romans 1:28-32, “Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.” (NLT)

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