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by Rev. Brian Mathis
05/02/12
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11 He says in his heart, “God has forgotten, he has hidden his face, he will never see it.” 12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted. 13 Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”? 14 But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless.
Psalms 10:11-14 (ESV)


As I was reading this I was struck with the fact that many of those I meet who are lost have this very same opinion found in these passages of scripture. They have decided that if there is a God than He is very impersonal and does not care anything for what we do on a daily basis. Some of them even attend churches because they believe that is what is required of them. You know it’s either funny or sad when you think about it; this idea that I can do as I please does not only permeate our view of God but also every other area of our life. The idea that we can be held accountable by anyone else is just too abstract in our culture today. I would go as far as to say that is why in our society today we have such a great use of drugs, alcohol and sex in our homes. We believe that we are our own and can do as we please not answering to anyone. This comes from the idea that we are not created but evolved. When there is no purpose in something we can validate doing whatever we like with it. As an example the use of marijuana by teens is probably greater than it has ever been. There is no regard for the fact that it is illegal that does not even register on most of their minds when you try to make that point. You get that it’s the oppression of the government and if they would just legalize it. The other response is God made everything good; the truth is He did and then sin entered the world and corrupted the best parts of His creation. You see that is a lie of the devil he has taken God’s word and our limited understanding and twisted it just as he did in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve; if you believe the bible that is why we are in this mess to start with. For once instead of making excuses for why we do what we do; maybe we need to stop living by our own rules and really figure out what God has called us to do. Paul explained to us that to live a life glorifying God we must die to our fleshly desires and live by the spirit of faith. I pray God touches you today and reveals His truth to you in your life. May he bless you as you walk in the light of His Word.


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