There is a slippery slope into sin. As Israel demonstrates, it all starts when we stop acknowledging God! To acknowledge means to accept or admit the existence of Truth. We all have a compass that we follow. The only question is, “Does it point True North?” If we establish our own set of rules for how we will live our lives, then that is the beginning of our demise.
How often do we hear people say, or we’ve been guilty of saying it ourselves, “I know the Bible says, But…” Since the Bible is the Truth, how can it be negated by our opinion? My Spiritual Father says it like this, “Our opinion matters only when we can make a world!” That is so true! How can our finite thoughts, exceed God’s infinite thoughts? Of course they can’t.
At each point in our lives, we have to determine if God’s truth will win out! If our truth wins, we have taken the first step into lawlessness. I heard a story of a young man who was taking his maiden voyage as captain of a small vessel. The seasoned captain told him, that the port from which he was sailing was always due north from his destination. The old captain went on to say that even if you feel like going in another direction, don’t do it. Set your compass due north and you will make it back to the harbor.
Sure enough, as it was time to return home, the skies darkened and a heavy fog covered the water. They could not see any landmarks and they had to trust the compass. That compass guided them right back to their home port! The same will happen for us if we acknowledge God before we do anything! His Truth will take us to all our purpose and fulfill all our dreams! It will also keep us from sliding into disobedience.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Judges 4:1-5:31; Luke 22:35-53; Psalm 94:1-23; Proverbs 14:3-4