This morning I read an interesting verse
7:4 Do not trust in deceptive words and say,
"This is the temple of the LORD,
the temple of the LORD,
the temple of the LORD!"
Say something 3 times
and it makes everything OK
makes God like me....?
Apparently that is what they were doing...
7:5 If you really change your ways
and your actions
and deal with each other justly,
6 if you do not oppress the alien,
or the widow
and do not shed innocent blood in this place,
and if you do not follow other gods
to your own harm,
7 then I will let you live in this place,
in the land I gave to your forefathers for ever and ever.
8 But look,
you are trusting in deceptive words
that are worthless.
9 "‘Will you steal
burn incense to Baal
and follow other gods you have not known,
10 and then come
and stand before me in this house,
which bears my Name, and say,
"We are safe"
—safe to do all these detestable things?
Kind of reminds me of medevil times
when people could purchase
- give the church penance (money)
you could just bypass all the heart stuff
and pay the money up front
to do what you want....
Wonder what we do now....
Wonder what I do now...
What are the things I justify in my heart
by being 'Holy' in some areas
I can let other things 'slide'
and still be
How do I use the
'magic wand' of
Christ's forgiveness and grace
Excuse sinful actions....
Good morning Lord,
I am off to church
and doing 'stuff'
that helps me sense Your presence.
I will worship You this morning
But I am reminded that I have
I ask You to reveal them to me
so I can repent