Friday, March 30, 2018
Deuteronomy 6:22-25 'Before our eyes Adonai showed signs and wonders, great and terrible—on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on all his house. Then He brought us out from there so that He might bring us in, to give us the land that He swore to our fathers. Adonai commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Adonai our God—for our good always, to keep us alive, as is the case this day. It will be righteousness to us, if we take care to do all this commandment before Adonai our God, just as He has commanded us.’
It has been accepted by many Christians that they themselves are sinners. So when you talk with a Christian that self-identifies as a sinner - perhaps the reality check will occur only when they identify what sin really is. On the surface, sin is popular. It gives a good talking point, maybe a common ground for people to feel good about being human.
But really, Sin is disloyalty to the LORD. Yes, those who call themselves sinners, just identified their disloyalty to the LORD. They just identified themselves as TRAITORS to the Kingdom of God.
So when Moses talks about the amazing signs and wonders that God performed on Egypt, can we pause to reflect on the signs and wonders that God has performed in our lives? Surely, for those born again of the LORD, it was He that brought you out of your land of bondage. But when He brings us out, He also brings us in to a new place.
And so here is where we ought to be aware of the greatness of what He has done. And here is where we need to count our loyalties. Do we keep turning and looking and reaching back to the old sin that kept us blind to the LORD? Or do we maintain our loyalty to the LORD?
Let's keep it real and personal. Let's not mince words. Let's call sin for what it is. It is treason against the Kingdom of God. Is this what we are known as to Jesus? Are we traitors?