Wednesday, March 4, 2009
WFW: One Thing Never Changes
There is a gentleman in our neighborhood who has lived long enough to actually see our country go from horse and buggies to our current space age. Talk about change!
When I was a little girl I was taught in Sunday School and listened to my pastor preach from the Bible. Today some of the very things that were taught as sins are now being condoned in the very same pulpits. People are wrongly being taught that there is nothing wrong with sin.
For some reason, so much change is going on and so many churches and "Christian" leaders are going with the flow of culture, that people are thinking that God has actually changed his mind about sin.
Malachi was the last prophet of the Old Testament. During his day, Israel had drifted a LONG way from God. Because of this, God decided to just be silent. Not just for a day or two, but for 400 years. Until John the Baptist showed up on the scene. God didn't go back on His Word to Israel. It was Israel who went back on theirs.
God is a parent and He believes in discipline in the same way that we must discipline our children. Only a parent who doesn't love their child would never discipline them. There are many different types of disciplines. The disciplines of warnings such as "Don't touch... it is hot!" or "Don't run out in the street.". Discipline of accountability such as "Do your homework." or "Practice your instrument." But there is also the discipline of correction: "You do not hit." or "You do not call people names." Some people feel guilty when they discipline their children. To not discipline is neglect. How do we know? Because our Heavenly Father disciplines us!
In all of the changes that are going on in this world today, we can be assured of one constant. God loves us. He died for us. He NEVER changes. The proof is in Scripture! Read it.