Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday, December 16th: Joshua 16-18, Luke 17:20-37 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Joshua 16-18; Luke 17:20-37

One thing that keeps popping up in our OT passage is that there were numerous areas where the Israelites had not driven out the people of the land.  This failure to obey God and completely remove the pagan people and their gods would cause many problems for the nation in the future.

Are we guilty of the same?  We are to root out every sin in our lives.  There are no "safe" sins.  Any sin allowed to remain in our lives will cause problems for us down the road.  We cannot trivialize or make excuses for our sin.

Our NT passage makes it clear that judgement for sin will come at a time when no one expects it.  People often mistake God's grace and delay of judgment to mean that judgment is never coming.  It is coming, there is no doubt.  We should recognize God's patience for what it is, an opportunity to repent before the judgment comes, when it will be too late.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Joshua 19-21; Luke 18:1-23


Conrad said...

Good point about the "safe" sins in our lives. We need to be purposeful in weeding out all of the sins out of our lives.

Nathan Reimer said...

Good points, I would also add that we need to urgently weed out our sin, and not wait for another time to act

Pamela said...

5 Thus there fell to Manasseh ten portions, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is on the other side of the Jordan, 6 because the daughters of Manasseh received an inheritance along with his sons.

How cool was it that in a time where women were not valued as equals as men that Manasseh's daughters received an inheritance along with his sons.