I was talking to someone who shared his thoughts on the problem of co-mingling spirituality and reality. In his opinion, there has to be a separation between the two. Meaning, as Christians, there are times we need to separate God and our faith from necessary “real life” situations we find ourselves in. Solomon’s Wisdom His rationale was Solomon. According to him, the Book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes proved that Solomon, a writer in both books, should be our example of separating God from the realities of everyday life. In his opinion, Solomon’s wisdom, that allowed him to give practical advice, took account of reality outside of faith and spirituality.
In an effort to keep you from reading all morning, afternoon, or evening (depending on what time you’re reading this), I won’t spend too much time explaining why his assumptions are way off. I will say this one thing though, when you read 1 Kings 3:5-14 and 1 Kings 4:29-31, it plainly states where Solomon received his wisdom from.
God doesn’t want part of us, He wants to consume our world.
Church Face Unfortunately many of us have mastered the church face. For whatever the reason, we separate our so called “real life” from our “church life” and hold each with equal weight. Christianity, for some of us, becomes something we do rather than something we are.
Separating the two is far from what Christianity is. God doesn’t want part of us, He wants to consume our world (Exodus 20:3-5). Living a double life is impossible because as the Bible says, one cannot serve two masters, one master will always be greater (Matthew 6:24).
To be a Christian means our entire life, world view, and decisions are made through one lens: Jesus Christ and His Lordship over our life. Anything else is not true Christianity.
What is real life without the One who really created it and keeps it going (John 1:1-4)?