September 10, 2008

Unbelief Leads to Disobedience

2 Kings 17: The root of the Israelites’ disobedience was their lack of faith in God. (“But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their fathers, who did not trust in the Lord their God.” Vs. 14)

They thought making their own gods would be better. Sounds ridiculous, especially after all God had done for them and all the mighty miracles they witnessed first hand. However, I lack faith in God at times and find myself turning to my own strength or other people to satisfy me in ways only God can. I find myself worrying about things completely out of my control, and that worry usually leads to even more sinful attitudes and behaviours; anger, lashing out verbally, forgetting God’s promises, self-reliance.

 

Trust in the Lord and do good ... Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn. Psalm 37. 3-6

1 comment:

Michael and Melissa said...

thanks for the good reminder.
how is the baby?