Thursday, September 10, 2015

No Fear of Elephants!

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Tell those who obey God, “You're very fortunate—you will be rewarded for what you have done.”   Tell those who disobey, “You're in big trouble—what you did to others will come back to you.”   Though you are God's people, you are ruled and abused by women and children.  You are confused by leaders who guide you down the wrong path.   The Lord is ready to accuse and judge all nations.

Isaiah 3:10-13

Even when a nation is filled with lots of God's people they can be abused and confused by their leaders who guide them down the wrong path!

I suppose when you are young it is hard to see when the leaders of your nation are directing you in a way that will ultimately destroy the land.  But when you are old, or you have carefully listened to those who are old, you can see that nothing good can come from a "supreme court" challenging the will of The Supreme Being!

It would be like a man, confidently saying "I am not afraid of elephants, so I will stand right here while a herd of elephants runs over me!"  What a foolish and yes "stupid" man it would take to make such a statement.  And yet leaders of many nations have declared war on the Will of God.  They confidently proclaim that God has no place in their land.

You may be able to live a long life while having no fear of elephants, as long as you don't encounter any elephants that are upset.  But you will not succeed in life if you have no fear of God!

Somewhere the Bible says that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom!

"Lord Jesus, I do fear standing in opposition to Your will.  And Lord I pray that my nation will turn back to You and repent of our foolish and evil desire to exclude You from our national life!  And may You Lord Jesus be praised forever.  Amen."

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