|Is A Litte Sin OK?|
As we started the book of 2 Kings we read about Elijah being carried away to heaven. Today we read about Judah being carried away as slaves, God had enough. Between those two events we read about many bad kings who did evil before the LORD. We also read of a few very good ones, whose hearts were dedicated to the LORD.
2 Kings is a good example of what happens when we make a decision not to follow GOD. Back then they had man made images; idols, that they served and put before God. Today we still have man made idols that we serve and place before GOD. An idol is anything that you place before GOD.
The people back then became mixed up with the wrong alliances, today we may let our friends and the media influence our decisions. The Law of Moses was tucked away in the temple; forgotten. Today, do we make time to read HIS Word or is it forgotten?
Every sin that lead Jerusalem to be taken over by her enemies, can be committed today. Those little sins lead God to turn HIS back on Jerusalem. Today our little sins will lead building a wall between us and GOD. We make the choice to move out of GOD's blessing to where HE allows our enemies to take over us.
We may fail, like the people of Israel and Judah, but GOD will never fail. HE promises to forgive us and help us if we turn our heart's back to HIM. As we will read in the book of Ezra, this is what happens to Judah and Israel. Have you fallen out of GOD's blessings and need to get straight with HIM again? Search Books on Sin.
In the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month-- that was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon--Nebuzaradan, the captain of the bodyguard, a servant of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. And he burned the house of the LORD and the king's house and all the houses of Jerusalem; every great house he burned down. 2 Kings 25:8-9
And the king of Babylon struck them down and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was taken into exile out of its land. - 2 Kings 25:8-9, 21