We have heard the saying, “Actions speak louder than words,” but what about God’s word? God words are spoken loudest when put to action and thus I am convinced that there are no grey areas with the Lord.
Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written. The just shall live by faith.
The definition of grey area as found online is “an ill-defined situation or field not readily conforming to a category or to an existing set of rules.” My friend does not sound like the God of the Bible? Or does that reveal our own heart?
Sometimes what we call grey areas are areas we truly have not desired to live by faith. Our own selfish motives and desires have wrestle with God opposing the direction He wants to take us in. We then make justification that we just cannot see the situation clearly defined in the scriptures.
Just because you cannot find a scripture and verse to support your point and help you take a strong stand does not mean it is not governed by scriptures and verses. Often times we fail to see the dynamics of scriptures. There are principles that take place that can help us see if truly we are walking by faith.
For example if we examine the verses following Romans 1:17 we begin to see that a supposed grey area can soon be identified by its true motive.
Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.
Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
We know deep within our being when our Lord tells us (those who are His children), when something is ungodly and unrighteous. Even before becoming his child we had a knowledge of the Godhead but what caused our hearts to be foolishly darkened? Vanity and our own imaginations. Changing the glory of the incorruptible God…
The depravity is very clear in verses 23 and 24. But what of us who are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ? How often do we change the truth of God into a lie or rather water it down to suit our needs? And because no one can prove to us or we cannot prove it to others in a chapter and verse we are contented to dwell there with no real conviction and no real zeal in love to pass on to others.
We are not here to prove our point but rather to allow God to prove His faithfulness. Our Lord so desires to show himself strong in our lives not by being grey which is another excuse for lukewarm but rather FAITH.
Heb 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Heb 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
You know if you ask God he will grant you the wisdom to see the chapters and verses but he will not reveal them to you without your desire to walk by faith,
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
Another thing, you will not have to “prove” to others, your very life will be God’s proof to those who desire more of our Lord. They will be drawn to ask, to learn how to live a holy life of faith.
These are just a few verses as examples to show that we must yield to God and allow Him to put to action what he is showing us in our lives and we will find there are no grey areas with the Lord but rather living by faith.
What truth is God showing you today, no matter how small that you should act upon in faith to allow our Lord to show forth His righteousness and godliness in your own life?