Thursday, July 18, 2013

July 18, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . One Of God's Judgments On Sin Is To Allow One To Continue In It  (Jack M) . 
Bible Study Verse
II Kings 17:25  
 And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the Lord: therefore the Lord sent lions among them, which slew some of them. (KJV)
I was just thinking about some of the natural disasters that have stricken the world during the past months. Experienced in the US and elsewhere have been floods and droughts, extreme cold and heat, tornadoes, hurricanes, straight line wind events, ice storms and snow storms, devastating attacks of insects, and even killer bees. Why?

In the verse above, God used lions to demonstrate His disapproval of the ways and worship of idols in Israel. Natural disasters were warnings to turn from their sin and turn to God.

Just a thought; but could the reasons for the many natural catastrophes and disasters be the same as those given in the passage above? Could God be sending us a wakeup call?
(Jack M)

Action Point
One of God's judgments on sin is to allow one to continue in it. When He confronts a woman with her sin and gives her a chance to repent and to change course, that is an act of grace and mercy. These times are invitations to turn to God from ones sin and evil choices. He is willing to, even desirous to forgive and to reestablish the relationship.

But, sin separates a man from God. His sins hide the face of God. Until those sins are confessed and forsaken, God will not give blessing and peace.

If you want God to bless you, do what God says He will bless.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
When attacked by a wild animal that is stronger than you are, sometimes you may not be able to fight back. Lay on your face on the ground and cover your head with your arms. Your inner parts will receive some protection from being face down, and your arms may provide protection to your head, neck, and upper spine.