As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
Today's Morsel: The story is told of a Texas rancher who was doing agricultural consulting for a farmer in Germany. He asked the German farmer about the size of his property, to which he replied, “About a mile square.” When the German asked the Texan about the size of his ranch, the rancher explained that if he got in his pick-up truck at dawn and drove until sunset, he would still be on his ranch. Not to be outdone, the farmer replied, “I used to have an old truck like that!”
Humor the best medicine!
When God told Abraham that He would destroy the cites of Sodom and Gomorrah, most have come away thinking that it was because of their sodomy. This was true, but God enlightens us through the prophet Ezekiel on more of Sodom's problems. "Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good." She was prideful, full of wealth, lazy, and didn't consider the poor and needy. She was arrogant and committing abomination. And so God said that is why He destroyed her. Are any of these evil things in your life? Our world seems to be following the ways of Sodom. Will God find ten righteous in our land when He comes to destroy? Let me encourage you today, "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God" (2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1).
Sing: Sin can never enter there, sin can never enter there, so if at the judgment bar, sinful spots your soul shall mar, you can never enter there.