COMPROMISE: ANYTHING other than a complete commitment to God.
Pharoah (a type of Satan) offered the FIRST compromise to Moses in Ex 8:25 “God ahead & serve God… but stay in the land”.
In today’s language He was saying “Just get to church or read your Bible…but you don’t need to change your lifestyle or make a real separation from the world.” or “You love God & everyone knows it so it’s ok to drink as long as you’re talking about Jesus.” or “You go to church on Sundays and go to Bible study, too, so it’s ok to sleep with your boyfriend.” or how about this one…”You’re serving and doing missions and going to heaven, so don’t worry about what you eat. God doesn’t care about your physical health.”
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.”
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
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