Sunday, July 26, 2009

Some electronic Bible time today

The good thing about this phone is that I have a pretty good Bible Reader here, YouVersion. I can always do my daily reading, even when we are away from church.

The drawback is that it's a very impersonal, lazy-man's way to spend time with The Lord. Not that spending time with The Lord in ANY way is lazy or impersonal really, but we are just a society of quick and easy. There's no seeking on my part to hit a button and read the Bible on a cell phone or computer.

There's just something 'everyday' about spending time with The Lord via some electronic Bible.
I really like something more tangible. This is perfect for when I just can't access the real thing in print, though.

Today's reading in part --

Jeremiah 16...

10 And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the Lord pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the Lord our God?
11 Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the Lord, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;
12 And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:
13 Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night; where I will not shew you favour.

Hmmm...rather interesting reading, given OUR day and time and the course of the past generation and the leading direction of our country today, don't you think?
We have forsaken God and His Word.
We walk after virtually any and every false prophet and teacher than comes out of the woodwork these days.
Forsaken His Law? We don't do that. We don't believe there even IS a Law anymore. We're under Grace these days, remember? Free Will and all that stuff.
We have no desire to be followers of God these days -- unless it's shiny and sparkles, has a pretty sound about it, and of course it has to make us feel good. We can't follow someone who might disapprove of our entertainment and pleasure.

All that and He does what? Removes us from our land and places us with another, and turns His Eyes from us as we have done to Him?

Naw...can't be us. Not the good ol' U.S. of A...with our leader, our commander-in-chief, galavanting the world making promises to other countries, bad-mouthing us as though we were being scolded. Everything short of famine and flood, plague and pestulance surrounding us. Our down-faced economy and even 2nd world nations laughing at our self-made greed and lofty pride.

I don't see anything by way of similarity between Jeremiah 16 and you?

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Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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