“Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri. He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly. Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the Lord like the house of Ahab: for they were his counsellors after the death of his father to his destruction.” -2 Chronicles 22:2-4
When it comes to your personal life and decisions you make, do not compromise in godliness. Don’t compromise your principles or morals to make someone else accept you and like you.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon from 2 Chronicles 22 – “No Compromise”)
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“And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife: and he wrought that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord.” -2 Chronicles 21:6
Ungodly company will corrupt you before you know it. Watch who you draw close to and who you associate with.
-Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon from 2 Chronicles 21:1-20 – Consequences of Compromise)
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“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” -Ephesians 4:15
“I wish to be someone who was courteous in controversy, yet without compromise.” – J.I. Packer
“And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.” -2 Chronicles 16:7
When you compromise the principles of God in your life, it will undermine your trust in the Lord. When your trust in the Lord is compromised, that’s when your faith is weakened and weakened.
-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon from 2 Chronicles 16 “Asa’s Poor Finish“)
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“Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew…” -Deuteronomy 33:28
The more we dwell alone, the more safe shall we be. God would have His people separate from sinners, His call to them is, “Come ye out from among them.” A Christian world is such a monstrosity as the Scriptures never contemplate. A worldly Christian is spiritually diseased. Those who compromise with Christ’s enemies may be reckoned with them.
Our safety lies, not in making terms with the enemy, but in dwelling alone with our Best Friend. If we do this, we shall dwell in safety despite the sarcasms, the slanders, and the sneers of the world. We shall be safe from the baleful influence of its unbelief, its pride, its vanity, its filthiness.
God also will make us dwell in safety alone in that day when sin shall be visited on the nations by wars and famines. The Lord brought Abram from Ur of the Chaldees, but Abram stopped halfway. He had no blessing till, having set out to go to the land of Canaan, to the land of Canaan he came, He was safe alone even in the midst of foes. Lot was not safe in Sodom though in a circle of friends. Our safety is in dwelling apart with God.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
“Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.” -1 Corinthians 10:12
“True obedience is the refusal to compromise in any regard our relationship with God, regardless of the consequences.” A.W. Tozer