Let Them Rise Up And Help You…
When we turn our back to God, sin, and then all kinds of negative things begin happening in our lives has God abandoned us? No. We have left God, we have turned away from Him, not the other way round. We have sinned, not God. If we are no longer following the commandments and statues, like worshiping God with all our heart, all our mind and all our soul and loving our neighbor as ourself, well, should we expect good things to happen in our life? Well, should we? If our actions go from Godly to ungodly what reward would there be for us? What goodness would fill our heart, fill our home and draw our family closer and closer still to God?
And he shall say, Where are their gods,
Their rock in whom they trusted,
Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices,
And drank the wine of their drink offerings?
Let them rise up and help you,
And be your protection. ~ Deuteronomy 32:37-38 KJB
When we turn our back to God and pick up another god, like drugs, sex, exercise, chocolate, TV or any of a thousand others, should we expect God keep us under His wing and draw us near? Of course not. We should expect our lives to begin to spiral out of control as we are no longer under control, praising and worshiping the One God that keeps our lives moving in a meaningful direction. We are no longer paying attention to that which creates the beauty in our lives, that teaches us respect, honor and Truth. No, we have kicked all the foundation of our life into a waste bin.
See now that I, even I, am he,
And there is no god with me:
I kill, and I make alive;
I wound, and I heal:
Neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
For I lift up my hand to heaven,
And say, I live for ever. ~ Deuteronomy 32:39-40 KJB
What is easier – to keep and follow our Lord, God or to turn our back to God, allow another god to take over lives and then have to work and work and work for the false god? Should this even be a question?
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.