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The ways of the Gentiles

Thus says the LORD: "Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, For the Gentiles are dismayed at them, Jeremiah 10:2 NKJV.

Gentiles are the people of this world; are people who care for the things of this life, who glory in flesh and blood, but sit in darkness and the shadow of death. 

The LORD said, first, "Do not learn the way of the Gentiles," second, do not listen to their foolish predictions, and thirdly, Jesus sending His disciples said,"Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans." Matthew 10:5. Why? Because their ways are futile and foolish.

This world is their portion, but us Christians, as Jesus was so are we in this world - strangers and pilgrims, for we are of God. All the wealth that you see around is the world's goods, but our treasure is above, and our help comes from there too.

1 John 3:14-15 says, "We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him."

So, the way of the Gentiles is disobedience, for all that is in the world is the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life and all ungodliness. But one thing we know, this world will soon pass away regardless of all that is admired of it now.

As you go out and announce the good news, do not interfere much in the Gentiles’ business - Do not go into their way, or either learn their ways. Concentrate instead on those believing, knowing that this world is reserved for judgement and all the glory of men will soon be over. Jesus said, "Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs," Mark 7:27.

What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we are all under sin. 

But the way of the gentiles; destruction and misery are in their ways; "And the way of peace they have not known." "There is no fear of God before their eyes," Romans 3:16-18. But you and me my friend have not so learned Christ. We’re not afraid of their predictions, even though other believers are terrified by them, because we listen only to the word of the Lord.

God bless you, 

Laurence 

www.muzembi.org - Simple Gospel Summation 

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