FOR WRITERS

FOR READERS

FOR PUBLISHERS




FREE CHRISTIAN REPRINT ARTICLES

Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!

LIKE US
Translate this Page Here

FOR WRITERS

FOR READERS

FOR PUBLISHERS




Word Count: 289

Send Article To Friend Print/Use Article

Contact Ken Barnes


A Spiritual Chameleon

by Ken Barnes  
9/16/2015 / Christian Living


Joash did what was pleasing in the Lord's sight throughout the lifetime of Jehoiada the priest. (II Chronicles 24:2 NLT)

The affects of having just an outward religion can be devastating. Joash became king when he was seven years old and he had Jehoiada the priest at his side as his mentor and confidant. Jehoiada was a righteous man and taught young Joash many good things but his faith turned out to be only skin deep.
A chameleon is a lizard that whose color changes with its habitat. Joash accomplished many good things as long as he was under Jedoiada's tutelage. Jehoiada died as all flesh does and Joash came under the influence of other counselors. They flattered him and told him what he wanted to hear and his spiritual life took a one hundred and eighty degree redirection. Joash's moral compass was based in what man thought and not God. When the winds of change came, as they always do, they were easily able to blow Joash off his righteous path.
What can we learn from the life of Joash? First, true religion comes from the inside out, and not the outside in. It is all about a heart change. Second, it is possible to do many right things with all the wrong motivations. Joash obviously tried to please those closest around him. When it was Jehoiada, it brought good actions. With his later counselors, it brought very bad ones. The problem was that neither the good nor the bad came from the right motivation, seeking to please God more than man. A spiritual chameleon is always ripe for apostasy and devastation. The solution is to ...fear God, honor the king (I Peter 2:17 NASB), in that order.

I worked for seventeen years as a missionary with Youth With A Mission. My missionary work has taken me to Mexico, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Spain, and the Ukraine.I hold a Masters of Education in curriculum and instruction from Virginia Commonwealth University. [email protected]

Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.com-CHRISTIAN WRITERS

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Ken Barnes

Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.

User Comments

Enter comments below. Due to spam, all hyperlinks posted in the comments are now immediately disabled by our system.

Please type the following word below:


Not readable? Change text.



The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed, Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer


Main FaithWriters Site | Acceptable Use Policy

By using this site you agree to our Acceptable Use Policy .

© FaithWriters.com. All rights reserved.


FaithWriters.com Free Reprint Articles - Your place for Christian articles, Christian poems, Christian stories and much more.