Our emotions, thoughts, and personal desires can lead us astray and even cause us to compromise our stance on God’s Word. However, we should
look to Jesus as our example. When faced with death, He went forward
and continued to do God’s will. Likewise, we can go forward in the
things of God, even when our emotions, desires, or thoughts put
pressure on us.

  1. “…He that denied me before men shall be denied before the angels of men” (Luke 12:9).
    1. When we compromise and decide to live in a way that contradicts God’s Word, it is the same as denying Him.
      1. The healthy form of compromise is done without sacrificing values and beliefs.
  2. Solomon, in his day, exceeded all the kings of the Earth in riches and in wisdom (1 Kings 10:23, 24).
    1. God commanded Solomon not to marry women who worship other gods (Deuteronomy 7:1-3).
      1. However, Solomon loved many strange women (1 Kings 11:1).
      2. He had 700 wives and 300 concubines.
      3. Solomon married women who worshiped other gods; his wives turned his heart away from the Lord.
      4. Being attached to people who do wrong will affect your heart.
      5. Solomon did not fully pursue the Lord as his father, David, did (1 Kings 11:4).
      6. Solomon did what was evil in God’s sight (1 Kings 11:6).
    2. Saul is another example of a person who compromised.
      1. He feared people more than he did God (1 Samuel 15:24).
      2. He eventually lost his kingdom because of it.
      3. Compromise comes as a result of being in bondage to people.
    3. Peter denied Jesus three times, even though he said he would never deny Him (Luke 22:56-61).
      1. You can be tempted to compromise the Word of God out of fear.
      2. Compromise has consequences; Peter was sorry for what he did and wept bitterly.
  3. When Jesus was experiencing negative emotions in the garden of Gethsemane, he went forward instead of compromising his stance (Matthew 26:39).
    1. When we are desperate, that is the best time to pray.
      1. Usually we are the closest to compromise when we are desperate.
      2. When our flesh is weak, that is the time to draw close to God.
      3. Peter made a commitment not to compromise; he said we are to obey God rather than men (Acts 5:29).

Scripture References:

  • Luke 12:9
  • 1 Kings 10:23, 24
  • Deuteronomy 7:1-3
  • 1 Kings 11:1-6
  • 1 Samuel 15:24
  • Luke 22:56-61
  • 1 Samuel 15:24
  • Luke 22:56-61
  • Esther 4:16
  • Matthew 26:39
  • Acts 5:29