Saturday, February 28, 2009

God's Legal System

Focus verses: Exodus 23:1,2

God is particular about His people. He knows they need a framework within which to live and operate. So He sets out a system of laws and redresses.

Today, however, lets look at the one that says "Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong."

We are swayed, today, too much by vocal minorities and silent majorities. We have crowds of people pushing God's standards aside to do "what feels good." And many of us who know the truth stand silently in the wings, watching the players making bad laws and perverting God's truth.

God loves each sinner. But God still hates the sin that separates that individual from Him. Constant sin, unrepented, can eventually erect an eternal barrier between the sinner and the Lord.

And we stand silent yet in the name of tolerance and diversity. We must be accountable for our silence just as we would be for any other sin.

If My people who are called by My name will turn from their wicked ways and pray and seek My face, then will I hear from heaven and will heal their land. Our land needs healing. We are called to pray and turn from our wicked silence.

Father, God,

Give us the boldness to speak Your truth in all situations. Help us to speak with love to those who are defying Your laws. Grant us favor with those who most need to hear Your truth.
In Jesus' most precious name.
Amen.

1 comment:

Debra Stokes said...

What thoughtful insights. We are truly called to pray - for our country, for our leaders, for our enemies. Once we recognize the need, there are no excuses.