Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Taking responsibility for others

“But the LORD said to Joshua, “Get up! Why are you lying on your face like this? Israel has sinned and broken my covenant! They have stolen some of the things that I commanded must be set apart for me. And they have not only stolen them but have lied about it and hidden the things among their own belongings.” Joshua 7:10-11 NLT

Poor Joshua! He had no idea some of his people had defied the Lord and gone against his word. Imagine his shock. Yet, the entire nation of Israel suffered. It seems a bit unfair. But, could it have been partially the fault of the entire community? Ultimately an entire family paid the price for this sin.

Look at our nation. We are on a path to certain destruction. Are we as Christians partly responsible? 


How many times have we sat idly by while sin becomes acceptable? How many times have we been quiet as we slaughter innocents? Our lack of passion for the gospel has been over run by those that love evil. We can not lie to God. He knows. He knows our feeble attempts at justice.e knows our lack of passion. He knows our occupation with materialism, and ourselves. 

As Christians we need to stand up! WE need to fight evil on all fronts. If WE do not act, we also will reap the consequences. It is not just those that do not call upon the Lord. Sure they will reap the ultimate punishment, but today, we will all suffer and some will be lost forever. That's just not acceptable!

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