Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

Week 21 Day 7

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Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

Isaiah 1:Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
“I have nourished and brought up children,
And they have rebelled against Me;
The ox knows its owner
And the donkey its master’s [a]crib;
But Israel does not know,
My people do not [b]consider.”

            Have you ever been so focused on something “important” to you and missed the blessing God was holding out to you? This was the story of the nation of Israel. God had lifted them out of slavery. He had set before them His law and provided a place for them to thrive. Still, they chose to supplant their love for God with the all important “trinity of dissolution”. First, although promised that they would prosper under His care, they continually withheld from God the spoils of the wars they fought. Second, they chose to adopt, construct, or trade in idols which were formed out of their own vain imaginings in favor of the God who had been ever present with them from the beginning. Third, although keeping a form of worship they allowed the temple and the priesthood to slide into ruin so that even the very Word of God was lost to them.

            Today we are in danger of becoming like Israel. We are so distracted by the power we wield with our little devices that God appears to have receded into the background and is no longer present or meaningful on out lives. Do not be misled. The problem is not our technology. The problem is our hearts. Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?

            Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth
Will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace-
Helen H. Lemmel © Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain

Published by larry7253

Larry M Lawrence is an author, composer, Musician, retired pastor, and lives in Missouri with his wife Jane.

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