Thursday, March 7, 2013

Returning to God

Deu 4:25 When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger: 
Deu 4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
Deu 4:27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.
Deu 4:28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
Deu 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
Deu 4:30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
Deu 4:31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

God told his people as they were entering the promise land that their children's children would turn away from the One that chose and blessed them. They would get used to prosperity and turn away to worship the gods of the other nations. They would be destroyed and as Ezekiel spoke later only a third would be left and scattered among the nations.

Our nation is like the Israel of old. We have been blessed above all nations and have drifted away from the God that blessed America. Individuals who once served God have turned away from him chasing the lusts of the flesh. But, as God said to Israel, if you repent and turn back to God, seeking him with a whole heart, He will be found.

Last night a young prodigal son who had left God and was entangled in the lusts of the flesh and the things of the world, came to me as I was on the Internet. He sent me an instant message wanting me to help him come back to God. I led him back again to the LORD in prayer. Jesus loves us and if we stray away from him, which is easy to do, he will receive us back. 

1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness

No one needs to hear your sins confessed but Jesus who is our mediator to God the Father. We all need to confess our sins and repent of them. Keep me Jesus as the apple of thine eye. Thank you Lord for your mercies.

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