Do not run after vain things, they will not deliver you
1 Samuel 12:20,21 - And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart; And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
When we look at people who worship man-made idols, we laugh at them and call them foolish people. But we believers do not see ourselves or other believers who hold different kinds of idols and worship them. Some of these idols are financial security and job security. However big is your bank balance or however good job you have, in the best of the organizations it can be shaken in a day.
Had I written about it a year before, many would have laughed at it, but I doubt today many will. Because the phase which started from May 2008 has started to cause discomfort to many. Yes, this phase is going to cause serious damage to man and progress. The only way out is way up - God, who can deliver us, save us.
Please wake up before it is late, set your priorities in life right, clean your house (heart) of all rubbish and strengthen your self with gold (precious things of God's Kingdom). Above all let the Lord - the Spirit of God be in charge of all your affairs and let Him guide you in your daily life getting His fruit to be full in you. And you will surely see the great times which are to follow this phase.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, your Word instructs us and guides us. It presents us the testimonies of the past, guides us in the present and also warns us about the times in the future. Lord, help us set our lives and our priorities in life right. Open our eyes to the truth. This we ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
21 For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, (four horses from the book of Revelation 6:2-8) to cut off from it man and beast (referring to technological progress)?
22 Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it.
23 And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord GOD.
7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;
8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.
9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.
10 For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast (referring to technological progress); neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his neighbour.
11 But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in the former days, saith the LORD of hosts.
12 For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.
13 And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.
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