Aug 2 2010

What have we become?

What have we become?
How have we strayed so far from the beliefs of our forefathers?
Why did we take the same path as ancient Israel?
What has happened to Christianity?

“If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you.” – Ex 33:13

Are we a group of believers who only believe what we want to?
Why do we ignore large swaths of the Bible?
Why do we teach others to do the same?

Disobedience will get us nowhere. It’s time to get back to the basics. It’s time to return to Gods ways. No more fakery. No more allegiances to man made mockeries. No more part time Christian living. It’s time to give 100% or nothing at all. We make fools of ourselves by asking for blessing while we toss obedience to the wind. We’ve focused far too long on the act and have forgotten to focus on the one.

“For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws…But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient…you will certainly be destroyed” – Deut 30:16-18

God has rules, and he expects us to follow those rules. Moses asked to be taught them, and we too must now realize the importance of following not just the few we like but every one that he commands.

“This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” – Deut 30:19

“Choose life”, it seems like a simple enough choice. Unfortunately, many of us have chosen death for no other reason but that we have never been taught that the choice between the two even existed. We have operated under an assumption that we are “free from the law” and that this path of “death” was not an option. God clearly says that the option exists and we have to choose.

God doesn’t change, and neither do his rules! Choose life!

“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.” – Deut 30:11