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Warning to Stay Accountable

Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen, Because their speech and their actions are against the Lord,To rebel against His glorious presence. The expression of their faces bears witness against them, And ;they display their sin like Sodom; They do not conceal it Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves. Isaiah 3:8-9 NASB


God is so good that He gives warnings. The people of Israel lived in His blessings, but at some point, for whatever reason, they stopped living in obedience and rebelled against the Lord’s glorious presence.

Maybe they became too comfortable. Maybe they allowed the things of this world to take priority. The Scripture says that their speech and actions were against the Lord. Maybe they outright chose to live in sin and desired the temporary feelings and experience of it. Whatever the reason, they became so bold that they didn’t even try to hide it. 


The desire to please God should be greater than anything else. There should be checks that cause me to stop and reflect where I am with the Lord. Those checks are not difficult. They come easily as I stay in the Word, pray, fellowship with the Saints and reflect on all that God has done. These things keep me accountable.


Lord, I never want to stray away from Your Presence. Help me to stay free of the things of this world. I desire to seek You first…  When sin tries to creep into my life, let it be made known at once so that I can turn from it back to You.


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