“But Jeshurun (Israel--ed.) grew fat, and kicked; you grew fat, stout, and sleek; then he forsook God who made him and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation. They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked him to anger. They sacrificed to demons that were no gods, to gods they had never known, to new gods that had come recently, whom your fathers had never dreaded. You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you, and you forgot the God who gave you birth.
Addressed to Israel but certainly applies to those of us who have been grafted in. We, His Body, His people, His Church have abandoned hearing and learning of the Word so that we can be accepted by the culture in which we live. We have adopted a buffet faith; we follow strange gods (try the god of Choice on for size), We sanction all abominations, not by the culture around us, but by the culture within us. We practice forms of entertainment and call them worship. What a farce!
Then we have the temerity to curse Him because He does not hear our prayers. They are an abomination unto Him (Proverbs 28:9)
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 93
Evening: Psalm 19
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