So the children went in and possessed the land, and thou subduedst before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would. And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness. Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations. (Nehemiah 9:24-26)
Today’s Morsel: Many are wondering what is going on in the world today. Why is there so much hatred, wars, killing, lying, drug addiction, disease, erratic weather patterns, and so much confusion. Well, I believe that the answer lies in the fact that people have cast the laws of God behind their back, they cut the men and woman of God down with their tongue, speak evil against God’s church, and just as the people recorded in the Bible, they are refusing to obey God's word. As Moses admonished the children of Israel, “And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage” (Deuteronomy 6:10-12). Casting the law of God behind your back is sure to create trouble. We need to keep His word as the lamp and light of our lives to show us the way we need to go.
Sing: I’ll say yes, Lord, yes, to Your will and to Your way. I’ll say yes, Lord yes, I will trust You and obey, when Your Spirit speaks to me, with my whole heart I’ll agree and my answer will be yes Lord, yes.
Thought For Today: Casting the law of God behind your back is sure to create trouble. (Parker)