Philippians 3:18 For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ.
Wow! This verse took my breath away! It actually made tears well up in my eyes!! I have done things in my life that I knew was wrong even before I did it I knew it was a sin. But never, ever once did I think of it as being an enemy of the cross of Christ!! I have cut out a lot of what I use to watch on TV.. but there are still a couple of things that I can, at times feel questionable about. But never once have I looked at them as supporting something that was an enemy of the cross of Christ!! Now, to look at is this way, makes me feel like I took a minute to march in the devil's army all for an hour of "relaxation." All I had to do was make a different choice, to change the channel or turn the TV off. But instead I choose to take an hour of my life to march against the cross of Christ. When I open my mouth to grumble and complain it is like switching sides and marching against the cross of Christ.
I know a lot of people...that try to be good people... that choose to sin, make an actual choice to do something they know is sinful and I know that have never ever thought of it like this. I think this verse alone would change many lives.
I can not even express how deeply this verse touched me today. I feel overwhelmed by it! Deeply troubled that I have been guilty of being an enemy of the cross of Christ!! I will forever see my actions differently.