COMPROMISE: ANYTHING other than a complete commitment to God.
Pharoah (a type of Satan) offered the FIRST compromise to Moses in Exodus 8:25
“Go ahead & serve God… but stay in the land”.
In today’s language He was saying “Just get to church or or do your devotions, but you don’t really need to change your lifestyle or make a real separation from the world.” or “Everyone knows you love Jesus and you work really hard serving the Lord, so it’s ok to keep drinking alcohol as long as you’re not getting wasted.” or “You go to church and you've been faithful in Bible study, and you've already had sex before (or were married once), so it’s ok to sleep with your boyfriend/girlfriend.” or how about this one…”You’re serving the Lord and going to heaven, so who cares! Eat/do whatever you want.”
2 Corinthians 6:17 (NKJV) says “Come out from among them and be separate…Do not touch what is unclean and I will receive you.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, He is a NEW CREATION. THE OLD HAS PASSED away; behold the new has come.”
Galatians 2:20 (ESV) says “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
1 Corinthians 6:12 (NIV) “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
Titus 1:7-9 (ESV) says "For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it."
Ephesians 5:18 (NLT) "Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit"
John 15:13 (NKJV) Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
As Christians, we take a position of FAITH, knowing our “old nature” (the things we used to love and do) was crucified with Christ. We CHOOSE to walk in the Light, in the SPIRIT, in OBEDIENCE to what the Scriptures are really saying. We understand the greatness of God, His sacrifice to us, and and we live to enter the land of Promise! We also love by being willing to lay down those things that stumble others to sin.
COMPROMISE compromises God’s best in our lives!
He gave it all for us WITHOUT COMPROMISE. A brutal death. Severe persecution & mockery. A world that HATED Him…He gave His life for.
Why would we compromise? Don’t take the bait of compromise! When we compromise we not only harm ourselves, but we harm or confuse those who look for God IN US.
It’s not about us,
It’s ALWAYS ABOUT HIM.