March 19, 2013

Jeremiah 14:10 This is what the Lord says about this people: ‘They greatly love to wander; they do not restrain their feet. So the Lord does not accept them; he will now remember their wickedness and punish them for their sins.’

There is always a limit beyond which there is no hope; we just don’t seem to see where that limit is at times. I see this in myself as well as in others so I know that it is not just me having a difficult time.

God saw this time and time again in His chosen people and had to put His foot down on more than one occasion. We too have to put our foot down when we are confronted by things that push us too far, things that are against God’s will.

But it is God’s judgement that they need to fear because our recourse is only earthly, but His is eternal.

March 18, 2013

Proverbs 1:15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;

It is so easy to experiment with things, take a drink too far, walk on ice, balance on the edge… but as soon as you fall you know that you should not have done that! And it’s too late!

It is so easy to give in to any temptation – that is why it is called temptation; we are tempted to give it a go knowing that we should not be – and we fail!

God does not want us to “give it a go” but to separate ourselves from those evil ways and to walk with Him instead. Yes it may be hard to continue walking with God, but the rewards are without comparison!

March 17, 2013

Psalm 119:101 I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.

Have you ever thought that if you read enough of your bible you would not sin? Well, that is one way of looking at things but this verse opens up another thought…

If you try to not get involved with sin and evil ways then you will find it a lot easier to be able to read God’s Word and to then obey what it has written within.

God wants us to try to avoid sinful ways so that we will not be tempted to go against His Word; giving us a better chance at understanding it and then applying it into our lives. We do have to try first of all, we cannot expect God do what we can’t be bothered with!

March 16, 2013

Psalm 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.

It is not going to be too often that we are able to say that we have more understanding than our teachers in a subject but there may well be a time when you can.

This is not to say that you should put your teacher down because you think you know best! They are the teachers and they have studied to get to that position. If you study harder than they did then you may well get to that stage. So study!

God wants us to study His Word so that we can know what actually happened and what He has promised. Don’t just believe what others say, find out the truth for yourself.