Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous
We are a nation in need of truth. We treat symptoms in our society, but we seldom search for the actual cure.
We are so quick to treat the surface symptoms, we rarely get to the root cause of the problem. We take a handful of pills for a quick fix rather than search for and treat the source. The root cause of the problems in our nation is sin – not lack of gun control, a struggling economy, a lack of tolerance, or any other reason.
Jesus warned us that deceptive days would come (Matthew 24), and John urged us not to be deceived. We are surrounded by fraud, slander, manipulation, and pretense. It is difficult to distinguish the truth from the lies. How can we be certain?
If the articles we read do not align with God’s Word, they are false. If the reports we hear do not line up with what He says, they are untrue. If the actions we witness are not supported by the principles of the Lord, those individuals lack integrity. The righteous will act righteously.
Let’s call sin exactly what it is – a transgression against the divine laws of God and a reproach to our people and nation (Proverbs 14:34). With unflagging resolve, let’s point to the only cure for the problem: the shed blood of Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Arm yourself with God’s belt of Truth and His breastplate of righteousness to stand firm!
1 Thessalonians 5:3-28
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