The irony of our lives — Even though the Lord has chosen and blessed us with various blessings (spiritual and physical),yet, we have been people who have often sinned against Him.
And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the Lord your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the Lord had commanded you. Deuteronomy 9:16
God is saying the above verse through Moses, looking at the Israelites. After all what God did for them in the wilderness, the Israelites quickly turned aside from God.
Turning away from God is a sin. A slight deviation from God’s way is Iniquity before Him. But the best part about the Israelites were — after they realised the gravity of their sins against God, they decided to repent and turn back to God. Exodus 19:8.
The New Testament Church is called to have the 4 characters of Jesus, namely: Ezekiel 1:10
- Face of a Lion – Faith
- Face of an Eagle – Holiness
- Face of a Man – Love
- Face of an Ox – Doing the will of God
In the last days, Word of God says because iniquity shall abound the love of many will wax cold. Mathew 24:12. Iniquity abounds because of disobedience (Adamic nature) and fulfilling the desires of the flesh and mind. Ephesians 2:2,3. We have been called to live in the leading of the Spirit.
We’ve reached almost the end of this year. Therefore let’s examine and see how we’ve lived until now and how our ways have been in the past! There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 16:25. But the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and He delights in him. Psalms 37:23. May God help us to sanctify and set right our lives.
Be blessed 💕