As New York Yankee fans watch their over-paid team being dismantled by Tiger pitchers, the Cardinal clan of St. Louis continues to ride the wild card express to another possible World Series. The second in as many years… What’s up with these guys in October?
Carley, doing a little soaring also, has just published the second in the Metal Man Walking series titled, Annie Dreaming. Here’s a preview and link… take a look.
The eighth chapter of Hosea was on tap from the pulpit of Lighthouse yesterday where our Pastor revealed Israel’s confidence… where they found their assurance.
I can’t quite put my hand on it, but this list sounds eerily familiar. When confronted by the command to ‘blow the trumpet’ for judgement was coming by the hands of a foreign nation, Israel thumbed its nose toward the warning, finding security in their political system, their military, and their religion.
God’s word to them thunders with soberness, “Because you broke your covenant with Me, anything you manage to accomplish… whatever finds a way to grow in Israel, will be consumed by an alien people. You sow the wind and will therefore reap the whirlwind!”
It’s always good to remember that an angry God’s wrath was satisfied on a cross nearly two thousand years ago as Jesus took our place and paid our debt. It’s equally urgent to realize that those who receive the grace and mercy afforded us at Calvary have entered into a covenant with God similar as Israel did.
How does God respond today when His people, His Church, or a nation dishonors Him?