Daily Reading – Micah 1-4 / Revelation 9
Micah 2:10-11 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction. If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
There is an abundance of teachings out there today. You can learn about almost any subject if you simply go onto the Internet and “Google” it, or “YouTube” it. With Artificial Intelligence built into every smart phone, tablet, and computer, you can now just ask Siri, Cortana, or Alexa, to answer most any question. Artificial Intelligence items like the Alexa Devices, Google Home Hubs, or any other number of apparatuses are now able to control most any functions in your home and car. However, they are called “ARTIFICIAL” Intelligence for a reason. They are not intelligent at all. They are machines that simply learn your habits, or, are pre-programmed by you according to your desires, and then they simply respond according to your desires.
In Micah, God warns people of another form of artificial intelligence. It works almost in the same way. They are “So-Called” Prophets, who learn what it is that you want to hear, and then they spew out that nonsense week after week. They really don’t help you grow closer to the Lord, and His will at all. Instead, for a paycheck or praise, they will churn out message after message of how you are ok in your sinfulness. God, through Micah, warned the people of Israel, “Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest:…” Friend, if the word of God does not challenge you to be better, but instead allows you only to feel good about the sinful world you live in, ARISE, DEPART!
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
I’m not saying every message, every week should cause you to feel beat up, and defeated. However, we live in a sin filled world. Sadly, that world has made it’s way into many pulpits. A Holy God, and His Holy Word should always challenge us to be better.
Are you being challenged?
Living In His Word Ministries
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director