Bit of an eye opener this morning as my daily reading turns back to the Old Testament and Judges. Wow did this speak to me of the world we are living in now. People not listening to their leaders, people not believing in or obeying God’s commands, everyone doing as they see fit. And yet God never gives up on his people he goes back time and time again to save them. Even in this modern time God wants us to be faithful to him and no matter how hard things get he tells us in 1 Corinthians that we can be faithful and obedient to him despite all the worldly temptations, God is with us and will provide us with support in every situation.
- Judges 2:17 – But the people wouldn’t listen to their leaders. They weren’t faithful to the Lord. They joined themselves to other gods and worshiped them. They didn’t obey the Lord’s commands as their people before them had done. They quickly turned away from the path their people had taken.
- Judges 21:25 – In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit
- 1 Corinthians 10:13 – No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Listen up, God is talking to us, take a chance on listening cos we are faltering without him, the world is messed up, confused and our leaders have no clue how to put things right, they switched off the lights long ago when they decided that God was not relevant to this particular generation, when they took God off the curriculum decided it was time to dumb down the word of the Lord for fear of offending all those that heard, it’s time to stop the anarchy if we want to see the victory, we need God, we need his word, it’s absurd to be apologetic, I just don’t get it, I am not apologising for my Saviour so do me a favour listen to this, Jesus died on a cross for this generation, Jesus loves every nation, no favourites, no specials, we are all chosen, adopted by God and however hard it may seem to stand up and be counted, this is our time, our opportunity to stand up in front of all humanity and tell of God’s love, tell of God’s gift, start healing the rifts that are seen in our land, reach out our hands to the sick and the hurting, offer support to the poor and the broken, have you spoken up for God this week, have you stood up on your feet and defended your faith, are you showing others the way to be saved, listen up, God is calling, don’t let him down by failing to answer his call, he calls on us to give our all, to pick up our cross and follow him, to shine our light in this world where the light is so dim.