14 Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men. Proverbs 4:14 (NASB)
There are things taking place in Christendom that I never thought I would see. The Roman Catholic Church seems to be returning to its former aggressive ways while much of non-Catholic professing Christians are seeking reconciliation with the “Mother Church.”
We are fast approaching the end of this age. These “signs of the times” will only increase not only in intensity, but frequency as our Lord lines things up in this World according to His will to bring His Kingdom to completion. What are those of us who are not blind to these things to do? As I have been saying in posts over the last several years, we must be all about drawing our eyes to our Lord alone. We are to seek Him and do as He says because this is the way of the Righteous and not the way of the wicked.
1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. Psalms 1:1-2 (NASB)
For nearly all the time that I have been a Christian until just recently I have always thought of the “wicked” here in this passage always referred to the reprobate sinners all over this world. While it does, it also refers to those in Christendom who are not genuine believers. Simply calling oneself a Christian and being religious does not make one so. Instead, it is only those who have been regenerated by God to have the faith that has believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, surrendered to His Lordship that have been Justified. Those people are New Creations saved unto good works. They are educated by God about their Lord and seek Him. Religion must not become an idol to them. Instead, they serve their risen Saviour. They have eyes to see and ears to hear and know false religion when they see it. They do not fall for “works righteousness” such as that that the RCC espouses. They see those things for the wickedness that they are. They understand that they were justified by faith, not works, by a work of God, not of themselves. By this, they are blessed and they stay close to their Lord by staying in His Word.