1 Kings 13:16, 17, 19, “And he said, “I cannot return with you nor go in with you;
neither can I eat bread nor drink water with you in this place. 17 For I have been
told by the word of the Lord, ‘You shall not eat bread nor drink water there, nor
return by going the way you came.’”……So he went back with him, and ate bread in
his house, and drank water.” Compromise is going against the Word and will of God as a result of internal and
external pressure; what people will say, and because of personal profit, pleasure or
position. Call to compromise is a common occurance in Christian living, but
compromising is a personal decision to run into enemy’s trap and waste God’s
grace and mercy.
As a dedicated child of God who has experienced genuine salvation, you will come across situations where you will either stand for the Word of God or compromise
with the world.
“Everybody is doing it, and why not you? Why do you want to be different from all
other Christians?” These are some of the questions that will pass through your
mind, but your stand should be, “Others may, but I will not” Situations prove our love and commitment to God. For example, Satan may allow you to put several
effort in a project or a lot of time in a relationship, and when you are almost
through, there will be a sinful demand; at this point, you will either stand for God’s
word to let everything go and stick with God or you compromise and let God down
in your life.
Sinful requests or demands come in marital relationship, in business, at workplace, for job application, for promotion, for contact application, for traveling; so as to lie,
to cheat, to bribe, to change age, to change figure or document, to commit
premarital sex – fornication or adultery; just to fall short of God’s standard. At that
point, you will either stand for holiness or compromise your Christian faith.
Many Christians are compromising God’s standard when pressures are mounted on
them, “For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.” Matthew 13:21. These compromising Christians are the majority in
Christianity of today, because of pressure of people, persecution of people, profit
from people, pleasure of life, and position of people. Among these common
Christians are Pastors, Evangelists, Prophets and Bishops; they don’t see anything
wrong in some sinful and worldly activities so as to get along with the world.
COMMON SENSE Those Christians who compromise God’s standard apply their common sense
instead of God’s word. At the end of your life here on earth, God will not judge you
by your common sense or by the reasons of your common pastors or Christians, but
by the scriptures which never change. Your common sense cannot walk with God,
only by God’s word we can walk with God.
You knew it was a sin, you heard it was a sin and you said it was a sin, but along the way, as Satan mounted up pressure within and without, then you began to
reason and see nothing wrong in it. You don’t want to loose it and start again, you
don’t want your spouse to reject you, you don’t want your parents to abuse you,
you don’t want to loose your job, certificate, money and the so called “golden”
opportunity, and so you want to apply common sense and the advice of common
Christians. If you compromise, you have allowed Satan to prevail over your life. COMMON MISTAKE
Compromise really means deciding to please men and displease God instead, it
means fearing men more than God, and it’s saying, “I better sin against God
instead of sinning against man” Is it not a mistake and stupidity for a man to
choose to displease his Creator because of the fellow creatures? When you
compromise God’s Word and will, you miss God’s special program for your life, you allow Satan to prevail and you become a big looser at the end, though you may
look smart initially, but a smart fool.
For every compromise is a consequence, it is Satan’s deception that makes a child
of God to compromise God’s standard of holiness. When a child of God
compromises, he misses God’s purpose for his life on earth, the Holy Spirit departs from him and his name is removed from the Book of Life. Such a Christian is
exposed to satanic attacks because compromise is like using one’s hand to break
the hedge of God’s protection and thereby allow satanic serpent to attack. “And
whoever breaks through a wall will be bitten by a serpent.” Ecclesiastes 10:8. Such
a Christian can suffer severe lost, premature death and eternal damnation in hell
After you surrender your life to Jesus, never compromise God’s standard with
anyone, what come may or come what may. Do not trade your salvation for
anything or with any one. Do not compromise with the common Christians and
churches, and never allow the pressure, persecution or profit of this temporal world
to deceive you into compromise. If you have compromised before, you need urgent repentance and and to retrace your way back to God. Satan is waiting at your point
of compromise to strike your soul down, and there may never be a second chance.
What come may, never compromise into sin!
“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion
of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank.” Daniel 1:8
“O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace,
and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O
king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you
have set up.” Daniel 3:16-18.


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