Thursday, July 9, 2009

For The Record

Focus verses: Isaiah 30:8-14

From time to time, God instructs us to write His words as an everlasting witness. He didn't intend that His words fall into thin air and not be remembered. Writing the words of God provides a lesson for future generations, not just the people to whom He was speaking originally.

God's principles remain constant. What was a valid principle then is a valid principle now. God's children were rebellious, deceitful and unwilling to be instructed. They didn't want to hear the truth of God or have to face their shortcomings.

It's not so different now. Even in Christian circles, we are willing to listen to preachers and teachers who will tickle our ears rather than expound the word of God.

As a society, we justify all kinds of selfish and aberrant behavior. We do not hold our actions to the standards of scripture, but indulge our whims and vices. These actions carry consequences. Consquences we may be unprepared to bear.

We should renew our commitment to read the word of God and use it as the yardstick for our behavior.

Father, God,

Thank you for Your faithful people who have written Your words so that we may read and learn from them. Keep us faithful to daily reading and learning.
In Jesus' most precious name.

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