Monday, April 4, 2011
The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk; and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts.
That sin nature is deeply within us. I cannot imagine that after the first woe and all of the trauma the earth is experiencing combined with the plagues and consuming death that anyone would stand to seek another god but God.
Lord God, thank You for Your words of instruction and life. You who are worthy of all obedience and seeking; I cry mercy. I cannot comprehend how those that are experiencing the events about which we are reading are not running to You ~ for certainly, they have discovered that nothing else works. But that love of self and self-will runs deep within humanity. Please help me to recognize the enemy within me that I might keep her (me) in submission to You and Your Name. I praise You for Your grace that has drawn me to You. Please help me seek You and serve You and love You because You are worthy. Today, I need a heart to set Your Name before my agenda. I need to take the opportunities You present to me and not just think about them; please give me vision, strength and determination to obey. You are peace and life...and there is no one who does not need You.