We speak about the injustice of National Corporations, Government and life in general. We complain about everything but people want to read about answers. Things that work. Recipes that they can follow.
The bible teaches us in Deu_11:29 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.
Let me give you the easy reading translation of that verse. God is directing His people. (If you do not know Jesus as your Lord and savior go here to find out how to be saved: http://www.payatasbaptistchurch.org/wordfrompastor.asp?mainmenuidno=WFTP2345&content=firstpage
Now, getting back to what I was saying, this verse describes to us that God is leading His people. 24/7 we are led by God. That does not mean we always follow Him.
Mt Gerizim represents how we will do when we obey Him. Mt Ebal shows us the results of disobedience.
Let’s make it clearer. The relationship between us and God is similar to the relationship between parent and child. For example, you tell your child to play in the yard and do not go down the street. Your child is very young and telling him/her that there are violent people who might do terrible things and explaining what they could do is ridiculous. So you just tell your child to play in the yard. So now your child looks down the street from the yard and sees how nice it looks down there. Perhaps their friends are down the block or a puppy that got loose and so they rush off to save it. You did not give them a conditional warning. You gave them an explicit warning yet they disobeyed so now you mete out the punishment.
The children never say, “Well, we deserved it because we did not obey.” They say, “What a mean parent we have.” they don’t understand that you are doing what is best for them and they are not happy little campers.
Let’s get back to big people and God. We do the same thing. One big thing we don’t do is to trust God. If we are out of work and a job offer comes in but it is required of us to work during the time that we usually attend Church, we cave in. The first thing that pops in our mind is that church is at the same time. That would be the Holy Spirit speaking to us, The next thing that occurs is we begin to argue with the Holy Spirit. We say things like, “Well, the family has to eat.” “God wants me to work.” These things are of course true but there is no God in that answer. You are just twisting the scripture to move things in your own direction.
Let’s look at this the way the truth sees it. God is absolutely real. He loves us. He wants us to prosper in our lives. He does not necessarily make us rich but wants us to prosper with a happy life. By the way, he wants us to pay our bills.
Now, if the Devil can offer you work on Sunday, how much more can God offer you work and give you the days off you need?
It’s really up to you. Do you believe God is in charge of everything or does He just let us go in circles until we run out of energy?
Without going too deep in one writing, each day is a test. Will you choose to obey God or obey the Devil?
Should I steal? Should I commit adultery? Should I lie? Should I not trust God for my needs? On and on. Most are obvious and some are not.
Do you want to prosper and do well?
Then listen to my life verse:
Jos 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Simple Answers: Read your Bible – In it you will find all the words of life
Follow God – Do you have a better choice?
Seek Him in Prayer – He will answer you.