Archive | April 2016

Deuteronomy 13 – Comfortable with sin?

Good evening y’all. Today we are studying Deuteronomy 13.

Be blessed 🙂

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Moses encouraged the Israelites to purge the evil from amongst them. They were to completely get rid of any false prophets or anything that can potentially lead them away from God.

…If a prophet tells you to disobey the Lord your God and to stop worshiping him, then that prophet is evil and must be put to death.Someone else may say to you, “Let’s worship other gods.” That person may be your best friend, your brother or sister, your son or daughter, or your own dear wife or husband. But you must not listen to people who say such things. Instead, you must stone them to death. You must be the first to throw the stones, then others from the community will finish the job. Don’t show any pity. The gods worshiped by other nations have never done anything for you or your ancestors. People who ask you to worship other gods are trying to get you to stop worshiping the Lord, who rescued you from slavery in Egypt. So put to death anyone who asks you to worship another god”. (Deut 13: 5- 10 CEV)

Have we become complacent with sin?

We ought to be brutal with anything that will take Gods place in our lives or make us sin against Him. We shouldn’t even tolerate it. I’m not saying we should go round killing but that’s how much we should hate sin and make sure we run or abstain from anything that will contaminate us or take our hearts away from God.

Nowadays a lot of us are comfortable with sin. We keep playing the grace card. May I submit to you that the grace of our Lord is not a license to sin!!! Infact, His grace should make it difficult for you to sin. When you understand the price God paid for you, then you’ll know that sin is not something you play with.

Romans 6: 1-2  says: “Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?” (NLT)

I encourage each of us to do a thorough check today and see where we are tolerating sin – knowingly or unknowingly. Let’s make the words of the psalmist  in Psalm 139: 23-24 our prayer today.

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
       Point out anything in me that offends you,
    and lead me along the path of everlasting life”. (NLT)

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Deuteronomy 11 – Love and Obey

Good evening y’all. Today we are studying Deuteronomy chapter 11.

Be blessed 🙂

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When we say we love someone, we will naturally want to do things to please them; to make sure they are happy. So it is with our relationship with God. If we truly love him, we will try as much as we can to make sure we obey Him and do the things that are pleasing to Him.

I noticed Moses kept on repeating the obedience bit. In the NLT version, the word “obey” was used 7 times…that’s to show how important obedience is. We enjoy a lot of blessings when we obey and do things Gods way.

I like how the Message version puts verses 22- 25…..

“That’s right. If you diligently keep all this commandment that I command you to obey—love God, your God, do what he tells you, stick close to him—God on his part will drive out all these nations that stand in your way. Yes, he’ll drive out nations much bigger and stronger than you. Every square inch on which you place your foot will be yours. Your borders will stretch from the wilderness to the mountains of Lebanon, from the Euphrates River to the Mediterranean Sea. No one will be able to stand in your way. Everywhere you go, God-sent fear and trembling will precede you, just as he promised”.

This promise has a condition of obedience attached to it. If we do our bit, then God will fulfil the promise He has given.

I pray God will give us the grace to continually obey Him and live a life thats pleasing to Him. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today, lets choose a life of obedience.

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