September 28 “Could it happen to you?”

assuming, shocked man with hands on faceI can’t imagine anything worse than believing you’re alright with God and when you stand before Him, hear these words, “I never knew you.” Could it happen to you?

Today’s Readings:
Isaiah 47 & 48
Psalm 111.7-10
Proverbs 26.11-12
Galatians 6.1-18

 

 

Isaiah 47 & 48:

Trusting in self, false gods or sorceries

In chapter 47, the Babylonians thought they were strong and secure and untouchable. They trusted in themselves, their false gods and their sorceries. They had set themselves against God and would soon be judged.

Like the Babylonians many today are busy enjoying their ease and success and power. Many of them have set themselves against God. They belittle His people as weak and God as merely a crutch. They want to make their own rules. Their first commandment is “Thou shalt not be intolerant of anything I want to do!” Even when they claim to believe in Him, they pervert the Word of God, twisting it to make it say the opposite of what it does.

They wrongly interpret God’s patience and tolerance.

“They have lied about the LORD and said, ‘He won’t bother us! No disasters will come upon us. There will be no war or famine’” (Jer. 5.12 NLT).

Instead of seeing God’s patience and mercy as an opportunity to repent, they decide there will never be a day of accounting. Continue reading