Earnest National Obedience
God promised Israel, “And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, then I will give you the rain for your land…And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock” (Deu 11.13–15).
What God said to Israel in the Book of Deuteronomy about following righteousness, every nation today must hear, for what He said to ancient Israel are eternal principles on how a nation should live.
If you think America is not doing well, listen to what God said to Israel, and then be sure that you start with yourself and worship Him earnestly and obey Him earnestly. DR
Beware of Deception
Although the apostles spent time with Jesus and knew Him well, He still had to give them this warning, “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many” (Mark 13.5, 6).
If those men needed to take heed that they not be led astray, what about us? Let us not be gullible and naive, because we will meet people who will try to deceive us. The best way to prevent going astray after deception is to know your Bible well, which you obviously seek to do.
Continue to read and meditate in the word of God daily. DR
- Bulletin Articles from February 3, AD 2013, “The Sabbath Was a Sign” & “They Live!” (grantspasschurchofchrist.com)