"In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit." Judges 21:25
As we look at mankind today, it appears that there has not been any major change in man's desire to be in control since the end of the time of the Judges. The main problem is not the absence of a human king, but failing to submit to and obey God, our heavenly king. The Old Testament tells us God ordered the Israelites not to worship the god’s of the nations they conquered. Because they did not heed this command, they ended up diluting their relationship with God.
Today we have things that cause dilution of our walk with God if we accept them. As an example, The principle of humanism teaches us that human interests, values and dignity should prevail in our society. We are being told that we must be tolerant of everyone’s personal preferences and not voice our moral beliefs, since there is no real moral standard. This belief is being pushed by politicians, the press, and taught in public schools.
Humanism can dilute one’s walk with God in two ways. It removes the moral compass of God’s word and it causes us to be fearful of sharing the truth of Jesus to others. What we are not being told is that Humanism is simply atheism, it removes the King!
Unfortunately, some people try to balance human interests and values with God’s values. Men value the present, God values the eternal.
Have you allowed the King to be removed from your life?
What are you using to set your standards?
Are you doing whatever you see fit, or do you serve the King?
The King is Coming
I can hear the chariots rumble, I can see the marching throng
The flurry of God's trumpets, spells the end of sin and wrong
Regal robes are now unfolding, heaven's grandstands all in place
Heaven's choir is now assembled, start to sing "Amazing Grace!"
O the King is coming, The King is coming
I just heard the trumpets sounding, and now His face I see
O the King is coming, the King is coming
Praise God, He's coming for me!
Posted on Thu, May 9, 2013
by Jim Coyle