MORNINGTIME 3843by Benjamin Munsell on September 21, 2021
And if ye shall despise My statutes, or if your soul abhor My judgments, so that ye will not do all My commandments, but that ye break My covenant: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, (fever), that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set My Face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you. And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: And if ye walk contrary unto Me, and will not hearken unto Me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, AND MY SOUL SHALL ABHOR YOU. Leviticus 26:15-19,21,30. Is this some kind of mean God wanting to take away all the fun things of life and make us follow some seriously hard rules and regulations, because He says so and loves to make life hard on us? NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT. His rules and regulations are all from a Heart of Love, Mercy Grace and Compassion. You decide. When Mom tells you, "Don't touch the stove, it's hot and will hurt you", or "Don't play in traffic, the cars can really put a hurt'n on you", or, "Eat your veggies, they're good for you", is she trying to ruin your life and take away all the fun stuff? Or is she really looking out for your welfare, to keep you healthy, and keep you safe from harm? She hopes for the best, and is ready for the worst. (She has a first aid kit nearby). Whatever "pleasure for the moment" the world offers, the Lord has a solid so much better way for you to go. His "Rules" actually keep us "Safe" in Him, and we will Eternally, Be Blessed.