There will be a break in posts for about a week or so, my family is going to Disney World this Sunday following worship at Asbury (come join us 8:20 or 10:40!). I’ll be back the next week and resume posting then!
The Old Testament prophets are constantly warning the people. Stop doing the things that you are doing to break the law.
Stop abusing the poor.
Stop worshiping idols.
Stop departing from God.
They tell the people, over and over again, if you do not stop, there will be judgement. There will be pain.
Sin hurts. Sin destroys. Sin looks like it will be a good thing, it will bring fun, it will bring life, but it doesn’t. It only brings destruction and pain and hurt and loss.
It was once written the reason God hates sin so much is because it destroys His children.
Today, we hear the other word of the prophets. Come home. Listen to what it says in Joel 2: 12-14:
“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God?
He will make it, and all things new. He will give hope and peace.
He will welcome us back home.
So today, no matter where we are, when we turn back to Him, He welcomes us back home.
Today, no matter where you are, God wants you to come home.
Peace, life, love and forgiveness are found in Him. And found there. Today, may we return to Him and find what we are looking for.
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