“Seeking Wisdom, Trusting God”
20 “The LORD detests men of perverse heart
but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.”
"Delights" rarely a word used to describe God; yet that is what God's WORD says. "He delights in those whose ways are blameless." i.e "He receives great pleasure in those who ask forgiveness." Wow! Our salvation delights God!
God came to earth as Jesus to die that we may live. It is a choice; the most important decision we will make in our lifetime. We can choose to accept Jesus' sacrifice for our sins and become blameless or we can reject His gift of salvation. By rejecting salvation, one will stand before God with all of his sins and perverse heart exposed. Proverbs says " The LORD detests men of perverse heart." These men will receive the wrath of God. The secret to eternal life is to accept God's gift of salvation and to make Jesus LORD of our life.
There are two parts: LORD and Savior. Accepting Jesus as our Savior can be done in an instant. We believe. Accepting Jesus as our LORD is a lifetime and more difficult. It is a daily walk with God where we make the commitment to be a faithful servant, listening to the Master’s instructions and being obedient. It is being loving when we are angry; it is being generous when we ourselves are in need; it is about serving, when we want to be served.
II Chronicle 7:14 asks us as a nation to humble ourselves, pray, and turn from our wicked ways. Then God will forgive and heal our land. Just as the Israelites turned from God, so has our nation. Pray for our country. Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, prophesied the destruction of Israel and Judah because of the people’s sinfulness, their turning away from God.
Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness exalts a nation
But sin is a disgrace to any people.”
Be a light so that others may see. Bring light together so that we as Men may shine brighter.
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