The Cost Of Compromise

I love walking alongside others on this journey with God. I remember back to pivotal moments where someone’s prayer or word of advice kept me going in the right direction or caused me to think twice about my thoughts or actions. There are other moments when I look back and wish I had listened to that still, small voice of the Holy Spirit. It is heartbreaking when you speak truth and life to someone and then watch them walk away knowing those choices made will only lead to a path of destruction.

God blessed them; and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28 (NASB)

God had created man, woman, and marriage. He blessed it all.  He charged them to be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. At that moment, they were under a blessing. There was not any sin.

 Now it came about when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose.” Genesis 6:1,2 (NASB)

They were fruitful and multiplied. However, sin had entered the world. There are several points from this passage of scripture I would like to share. There are different ways people define the sons of God here. Some people believe they were angels. Some people believe they were men who walked with God. I am going to share a verse with you which will explain why I believe the way I do.

I am going to take a quick moment to stop and speak to you before you read further. I am praying as I study and I am relying on the Holy Spirit, but I am just a human being who is capable of being wrong as well.  God’s Word says to test every spirit. As believers, we need to be careful. We need to take everything we hear from a sermon, teaching, or conversation and bring it back to God and put it up against His Word and that includes my blog posts. It is a HUGE responsibility to share and talk about God’s Word. If you ever find anything you feel you need to speak to me about, please feel free to contact me. 

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1 (NASB)

I believe the sons of God were those who were walking with God and the daughters of men were those who were not walking with God. Believers and unbelievers.

 “Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.” Luke 20;34-36 (NASB)

Jesus is speaking here. My first point is it shows us that it is not possible for angels to marry. Everything Jesus said was the truth.

“that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose”

This part of the passage brings me to my second point. As I read this, I noticed the men were more focused on their beauty than the fact that they were not walking with God. The external became more important than the internal. They took wives, whoever THEY chose. They tossed aside what God wanted for what they wanted because it looked good on the outside.

[bctt tweet=”How often do we do that? We know what God ‘s best is and we toss it aside because the other choice looks better on the outside. It is the fall in the garden all over again.” username=””]

“Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has  light with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14 (NASB)

Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.” Genesis 6:5-6 (NASB)

Sin was already here because of the fall, but when those who believed and walked with God chose to live outside God’s will and marry those who were not walking with God but living rebelliously against Him, wickedness overtook them. “Every intent of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually.” That is a pretty powerful description.

God’s people compromised God’s best for what looked good on the outside, and God’s heart was grieved once again to the point where He was sorry He had created man.

[bctt tweet=”Are there places in your life you are compromising? I am asking myself the same quesion. Are the people we put ourselves around ones who encourage us in our walk with the Lord or are they inviting you to compromise God’s best in your life?” username=””]

We all fall. We make mistakes. There is forgiveness, and there is God’s grace when there is repentance and a turning around. It is the compromise that leads to the next compromise and the next and it continues to lead to deeper places of sin instead of us turning back to the God who loves us and sent HIs son to die for us so our personal relationship with Him could be reconciled.

Lord, We thank You for Your Word. We thank You for Your deep love for us. We lay ourselves down before you. Examine our hearts and minds. Give us a hunger and a thirsting for You and a desire to obey You out of that deep love for You. Show us where we may be compromising. Cause us to repent and turn back to You. We pray our hearts stay soft to You. Forgive me, Lord for the ways I have grieved Your heart because of my compromises in this life. Help us to keep our eyes on You and trust You have our best in mind with each command You give us. In Jesus Name, Amen!