The Danger Of Compromising



-When a believer does it-

This is what the word truly means to me.

CompromiseTo Believe that God’s Word is the truth but indirectly is being rejected for the sake of someone’s feelings.

What ends up happening is that an argument or issue is put above the truth which pulverizes it to powder in a believer’s life. Now, they dangerously drift a long distance from the truth and the longer they stay there, the more of a possibility that apostasy will take place.

Hebrews 10:36-39

36 For you need endurance, so that after you have done God’s will, you may receive what was promised.
37 For yet in a very little while, the Coming One will come and not delay.
38 But My righteous one will live by faith; and if he draws back, I have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not those who draw back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and obtain life.

“For you need endurance” All believers in Jesus Christ need to endure in the truth regardless of the outcome. If you notice, in the same verse it equates endurance with accomplishing God’s will. If we compromise how can you glorify the Lord since it will keep you from doing His will.

“But My righteous one will live by faith” What is faith? Faith, first of all, comes by hearing the Gospel of Christ Jesus as seen in Romans 10:17 which says, So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.

Second, faith must continue in God’s Word which feeds it as seen in Matthew 4:4 which says, But He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Compromising the truth will cause your faith in Jesus to become undernourished.

“and if he draws back, I have no pleasure in him.” Compromising the truth of Scripture causes the individual’s faith to draw back from the source (God) who strengthens it because it is connected to His Word, thus if one is tossed so goes the other. God abhors a compromiser. 

In verse 39, it clearly gives us hope that the Holy Spirit will keep us from compromising the truth and from drawing back away from Christ.


The Gift Of God Thrown Into The Trash


There was an old homeless man sleeping on a park bench downtown. He got up from the bench that he was laying on to cross the street to the other side. While the man was away, a bag of fresh bagels was placed where he was sleeping on. A gift was placed by a stranger who wanted the old man to have a meal and at the same time, give God all the glory by thanking Him. When he came back and saw the bag of bagels, his eyes widened and paused for a few seconds with thoughts running through his mind. Surprisingly, the man picked it up and walked directly to the dumpster and tossed the wonderful gift in the trash.

This is what Jesus faces every day by Atheists, Agnostics, false religion and those who do not associate with a name tag do when Jesus knocks at the door of their hearts to hand them the gift of eternal life (the message of Christ). They grab the message which is the Good News, walk to the nearest dumpster and toss it. If only they truly knew the consequences of their action.

John 3:36

36 The one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who refuses to believe in the Son will not see life; instead, the wrath of God remains on him.

Hebrews 10:29-31

29 How much worse punishment do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, regarded as profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know the One who has said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, and again, The Lord will judge His people. 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

Verse By Verse Through Revelation (15:6-8)

The 7 Bowls

6 Out of the sanctuary came the seven angels with the seven plagues, dressed in clean, bright linen, with gold sashes wrapped around their chests.

“dressed in clean, bright linen, with gold sashes wrapped around their chests.” The passage points out that even though these angels are used to bring destruction to the world for the sins of men, they are described as righteous angels in God’s sight. That is because righteous judgment is being poured out.

7 One of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven gold bowls filled with the wrath of God who lives forever and ever.

For more study on “the four living creatures” click here: Revelation (4:6-10)

The bowls are the plagues which are God’s wrath on sin.

8 Then the sanctuary was filled with smoke from God’s glory and from His power, and no one could enter the sanctuary until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

This verse brings to mind 2 Chronicles 7:1-3 which says, When Solomon finished praying, fire descended from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. 2 The priests were not able to enter the LORD’s temple because the glory of the LORD filled the temple of the LORD. 3 All the Israelites were watching when the fire descended and the glory of the LORD came on the temple. They bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground. They worshiped and praised the LORD: For He is good, for His faithful love endures forever.

The Living God is so powerful that not even the host of heaven can stand in His presence when He is displaying His power. Most likely, the reason why He would not allow anyone to enter His presence at the time, besides of what I first mentioned in the beginning, was that of the seriousness in dealing with human sin.


God takes one’s sin very seriously which should make us rethink when we are tempted to depart from the LORD’s path.