Thursday, November 17, 2016

One Small Sin!

If you hire poor people to work for you, don't hold back their pay, whether they are Israelites or foreigners who live in your town.  Pay them their wages at the end of each day, because they live in poverty and need the money to survive. If you don't pay them on time, they will complain about you to the LORD, and he will punish you.

Deuteronomy 24: 14 - 15

If you read through the book of Deuteronomy in the Old Testament I think you will be shocked at how many things are declared worthy of the death penalty.  It does not declare that not paying poor people who work for you on time is a capital crime, but it says the Lord will punish those who do it!

Clearly evil is like the ivy vine that my wife planted years ago in our lower yard.  It was not long before the vine had taken over the whole yard.  Just one sprig of ivy will spread like a wildfire.  When you tolerate sin in your country, or in your own life it will spread like an out of control cancer, and it will bring death!

Read the whole book of Deuteronomy and see if you are not sobered about sin in your life and in your country.  God has not changed.  His great love for His children has not changed His righteous judgement against sin!  

If you look at your own heart and see a single piece of sin growing there, pluck it out, and do it quickly!  Sin will not stop until it has taken over your whole heart!

“Lord Jesus, help me to be warned about allowing even one small sin to stay in my heart and life!  Give me the courage to turn from it today.  And may You, Jesus be praised forever.  Amen.”

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