I know that it has been a few weeks since I have lasted posted, but a lot has been going on. I wanted to write about somethings that the Lord has put upon my heart this morning.
I was reading in Proverbs and these verses jumped out at me and I believe they are a picture of where we are at as a nation (United States of America).
Proverbs 19:2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
Our Independent Baptist Churches are in a mess and we think the answer is more preacher boys coming out of our Baptist Colleges, more contemporary music to draw the younger crowd, larger and prettier church buildings to attract the lost, and more programs to appease those who are just trying to clean up their lives a little, but don't want anything to do with the truth of God's word. We run our churches like the world and expect the world to be changed, God help us!
As this verse in Proverbs says "that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good" and this is where we are at as a church and nation. We are lacking true bible knowledge. I'm not talking about the facts, dates, or people of the bible, but true Holy Ghost taught knowledge from God's Holy word.
Our churches and nation are quick to hasten with our feet and sin, as the later part of the verse states. We care more about what is on T.V., the newest fashions, movies and the next big sporting event, then we do about drawing closer to the Lord in these last few days.
Proverbs 19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
Proverbs 19:9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
Our churches and nation are also filled with liars! We love to lie and love to be lied too, yet we would never admit this to anyone, sooooo we continue to live a lie! Yes, we are liars and do not want to know the truth about who we truly are in the light of God's word. We want the preacher, church, T.V., movies and our leaders to lie to us, so we don't have to FACE the mess that we are in as an individual, home, city, state, and nation! The word of God says that those who lie will not escape and will shall perish, may the Lord help us get back to what really counts and matters in this life.
Proverbs 19:27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
Let us get flee those things that are causing us to err from the words of knowledge and flee to the living God with whom we have to do!
Exodus 19:16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
Psalms 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
I found these true pictures of the volcano that erupted in Iceland. I believe that these pictures are what it might have looked like when the Lord meet with the children of Israel on Mt. Sinai.
Are you ready to meet your maker or do you want to continue to believe a lie?