May 20, 2022
Sin has consequences. Every sin, all the time. God is merciful, but our sin sets things in motion. Notice the litany of David about what his sins had done in Psalm 38.
Sin matters. It has physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual consequences. It may be that what you are suffering right now is purely a result of your sin.
If it is, there is a remedy in Christ. If we confess our sins He is “faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). It’s the better choice with the better result.
Father, search me. Turn the light on in my soul and show me any sin lurking there. Give me grace to see it, agree with you about it, and turn from my ways. Remind me of the manifold consequences of unresolved sin.
July 02, 2022
July 01, 2022
In each generation there are wicked rulers leading nations to do wicked things, oppressing those around them with senseless violence and evil. Hitler had his day and Stalin, and now Putin as he ravages Ukraine.
Where is God in all of this? The small, one-chapter book of Obadiah gives us the answer: God will always, ultimately judge wicked men nations. Justice wins the day. Notice God’s word through Obadiah to the wicked nation of Edom. No nation that ignores God will escape His judgment.
June 29, 2022