Tomorrow morning say this to God: I will seek you early
A man named Isaiah wrote those words thousands of years ago. He spoke of his desire to know and remember God always. He said it like this, “Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek you early…” Isaiah also understood how God’s righteousness and judgments help the “inhabitants of the world” to learn righteousness. The more we inhabitants learn righteousness, the less likely we are to want to harm others and ourselves. But do you see more…or less…righteousness in this world right now?
I’ve been going through a book called “Man In The Mirror” by Patrick Morley with a group of fellow Christian men on Thursday mornings. We meet early and discuss some of the “finer points” of how that man in the mirror should live. During one of the more recent meetings we were talking about finances and how a Christian should approach money. I mentioned that, in America, we don’t actually have a financial crisis…we have a terrible heart condition.
When a nation turns its back on the weakest and most vulnerable among us…unborn babies…it really doesn’t matter how well any of us or all of us do financially. We’re still morally bankrupt. And do you think, for even a moment, God cares more about our fiscal responsibilities than He does about our life? So, how does a nation, that was once the beacon of God’s grace and hope, become a country where Jesus isn’t tolerated or welcomed in schools, places of business, and government. Simple. That nation determines its own “laws” to be above those of God. That nation says “my will be done on earth”. That nation swears by self-righteousness.
And so we have a failing heart. We don’t seek God early, or any other time, for answers to the trials and tribulations America is experiencing. Instead we make more “laws”. And we punish the innocent and tolerate the guilty.
You are either part of the cause…or part of the cure. It begins with you. And I’m saying this to the man in the mirror, too. Either you say to God “I will seek you early” and the rest of the day…or you say “to my own self I will be true”. But here’s the thing…both perspectives have eternal consequences for you and for some of those people within your circle of influence. If you truly care about your fellow human beings…will you stop and consider God’s way today? I can guarantee you’ll be glad you did.
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