April 13, 2023 – Playing With Fire

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Playing With Fire

  April 13, 2023
  Daily Reading – Judges 1-2 / Luke 10:25-42



Judges 2:2 And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this?



       Every major forest fire begins with a spark. On occasion they have been started by what are called natural causes such as lightning. Very few ignite by spontaneous combustion. Man causes the majority of fires. Most of which are not set ablaze on purpose. What is considered to be the number one cause is carelessness. A cigarette tossed near dry vegetation. Campfires that are not extinguished completely. Someone burns debris and it gets out of control. Once a blaze has begun, it is often near impossible to stop. Many times firefighters will create an area around the fire where there are no trees or grass to burn called a firebreak to allow the fire burn itself out.


       In Deut. 7:1-6 the children of Israel were told to go through the land, destroy all the idols, and drive all the inhabitants off the land. They were also warned by God what would happen if they did not. Yet, when faced with the task of obeying God, they chose what seemed easy over what was right. In Judges 1 we read over and again how they allowed many of the nations to stay. It says they made them tributaries. In other words they collected taxes from them. They thought if they took some of that money and gave it to God, it would be ok. However, it was not ok with God. By the time of New Testament, Israel finds themselves in the same situation only reversed with Rome. Not obeying God is like playing with fire. Someone is going to get burned. 



       Nothing has changed with obeying God. Many today play in the world feeling there is no problem. Yet in 2 Cor. 6:17 God says; “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate..” What we feel we get by with may one day enslave our children.


Is playing with sin worth it?


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