Monday, August 1, 2011

Repent or Perish!

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Everything you treasure most
will be taken from you.

Your allies can’t be trusted.
They will force you out
of your own country.
Your best friends
will trick and trap you,
even before you know it.

Edom, when this happens,
I, the Lord , will destroy
all your marvelous wisdom.

Obadiah 1:6-8 CEV

The country of Edom is a sobering example of the problem of standing against God and Israel as a nation. Edom was just to the south of Israel and probably as far as most people are concerned it has disappeared from all historical significance.

The three things that Edom lost were, treasure, friends and wisdom.

When you set yourself against God and his people you will lose your treasure. That is because the things you treasure here on this earth are all corruptible and temporary. Only those who fear God treasure things that last forever!

You will lose your friends because men who do not fear God will ultimately betray each other for self preservation.

Finally, you will lose your wisdom because all human wisdom is based on the realities of God. When you reject God, there is no standard for human wisdom. Then your wisdom has the consistency of a bowl of Jell-O and flies with the wind like seeds from a dandelion weed.

If you think human wisdom will work without God, look at the collective, worldwide attempts today to solve the money and debt crisis. The basic principles of sanity are being denied by otherwise brilliant men and women. Like the country of Edom, it will be a great ride all the way to oblivion!

Three words describe the plight of the world today. REPENT OR PERISH!

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