FEBRUARY 3 – SIN WILL DISPLACE YOU
Judges 6:1 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years.
2 And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel: and because of the Midianites the children of Israel made them the dens which are in the mountains, and caves, and strong holds.
3 And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them;
4 And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass.
There comes a time when God says, “enough is enough. When God has shown His love to someone that has strayed, when God has gently urged one to return, when God has tenderly touched lives in a way to call someone back from the wrong path; God says enough is enough.
We must learn that evilness does not please God. Notice the thought of delivered. God has a final response and that is to give his people into evil hands to prove to them that evil is not what they want. Why do people want to be like others that are involved in wickedness? Some run with the crowd because of the social aspect. I know that business deals is one aspect of why a certain Church is selected. All the business men that go to Church, go there.
There is also the emotional element. There are those that want to be moved emotionally. I was reading some comments about a T.V. show. It made you laugh and it made you cry. People were hooked on this show because it moved them emotionally. This kind of people will leave a Church that preaches the Bible to go to a Church that makes them laugh and makes them cry. They will accept heresy because they are emotionally moved.
There are those that want to be entertained. I met with a man and we talked Church and Bible doctrine. I went through the plan of salvation and we were in agreement. We discussed security of the believer and agreed. We talked about baptism and we agreed. We read scripture on the Lord’s Supper and we agreed. We pursued the Local Visible Church and came to the agreement that is what the Bible taught. He and his family came to Church a number of times and brought visitors. They then quit coming. I visited the man and he said, “we are going to such and such a church because they have a youth group and pool parties and my wife wants to go there. This church agreed with us in salvation only. Every other doctrine was unbiblical.
Those people have given themselves over to evil. No, they are not murdering. They are not performing abortions. They have simply rejected the truth of God’s Word. This makes God a liar. To reject truth is evil.
When God brings the evil world against His own people because of rebellion, it will be a terrible time. It will be a time when caves and dens are a welcome abode. Our nation is suffering because of the rejection of Gods Word. It is a time to renew our efforts to make sure that what we believe lines up with the Word of God. Study to show ourselves approved.
May we with fervor proclaim Gods true Word.