Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jeremiah 7:23–26

"This is what I told them: "Obey me, and I will be your God, and you will be my people. Do everything as I say, and all will be well!"
     "'But my people would not listen to me. They kept doing whatever they wanted, following the stubborn desires of their evil hearts. They went backward instead of forward. From the day your ancestors left Egypt until now, I have continued to send my servants, the prophets—day in and day out. But my people have not listened to me or even tried to hear. They have been stubborn and sinful—even worse than their ancestors.'"
Can you sense the Lord's frustration with his people here? God does warn us. He wants to bless us, to have all go well, to be in a close relationship. Yet people ignore him and rebel. His holy and just nature demands that sin be dealt with. We will always reap the consequences of our choices and actions eventually, whether for good or evil. Choose him and live!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Proverbs 19:3

"People ruin their lives by their own foolishness
    and then are angry at the LORD."
We often bring our own disaster on ourselves and then blame God. He does allow us the consequences of our own choices, and sin always leads to bad, not good, consequences eventually. Questions to ask: "What don't I like about my life? How might what I'm experiencing be the result of my own foolishness? How can I get back on a godly path?