Summary: Time reveals a person’s loyalty. Today we must apply much precaution to whom or to what we are loyal to! Most people do not deeply reflect as to why, or from where, they get their loyal convictions to someone or something, be it a friend, sports team, political party, or a religion or church!
Loyalty: Do You Know Where Yours Is? Capt. Kelly Durant 10-11-15
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
2. Don’t disloyal people make you angry? This world is full of disloyal backstabbing people! One of the common illustrations that preachers give about their discontentment with church people’s behavior and disloyalty in the church is this: How can it be right that a person eat at Jose’s Restaurant but then when finished cross the street to pay McDonalds for the bill? This refers to how many people go regular to a certain church, but then they don’t help the church as they should but rather send their money to some other church, or to some other country, or to some rich pastor on TV or something.
Obviously it is offensive and it hurts to discover that a person expects their church to provide for them bible teaching, spiritual food, trustworthy friends, free meals, camps and other benefits but then they decide to put their money or time into some other church or ministry?! You have known a few people like this who have come and gone, right? There are those who rarely volunteer or help with very much at all! It is common to see in this world that people use people, churches, or systems. Then they betray the ones used by ‘moving on’! Please pray for our Corps and for each other! How loyal are you anyway to your brothers and sisters and to this church Corps despite their flaws?
And churches and other establishments can be disloyal to their people as well! Usually it is over money. I have known people that have told me they have sent some mega church $1,000 because the preacher on TV said they would get back 100 times more if they sent it in?! (What a misapplication of Matt 19:29!) They never got rich as promised! And these friends were poor and didn’t have a spare $1,000! And for sure their local church was in a dire need of money to keep things going! Jesus warned that in the end times they would make “merchandise” out of the followers. 2 Peter 2: 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. Do you see how disloyalty works both ways and it is Satan’s tool to divide us as Christians?! Once burned, twice shy!
3. Time reveals a person’s loyalty. Today we must apply much precaution to whom or to what we are loyal to! Most people do not deeply reflect as to why, or from where, they get their loyal convictions to someone or something, be it a friend, sports team, political party, or a religion or church! Often people blindly follow a family tradition, or their peers, or they are just fascinated by people who are outlandish. Sadly, discernment of truth is becoming a lost art! Pray for it!
Over and over we observe stubborn people turning a deaf ear to the acknowledgement of truthful facts about leaders; facts which reveal inexcusable evils done by people they should never have been loyal to ever! An intelligent person learning of the corruption of someone should immediately exchange their admiration with disgust! When God’s truth reveals lies pay attention. Appallingly you and I observe a blind allegiance and loyalty over-riding common sense and intelligence in today’s world! (repeat) How is it people are so blind to continue to support blatant criminal abusers and put up with insulting absurdities from so called pretend be leaders who count on charisma to justify whatever they do? Jesus warned that the blind do lead the blind! Errant loyalty blinds the soul!