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JUSTIFICATION BY ARROGANCE?

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You have wearied the LORD with your words.

But you say, "How have we wearied him?"

By saying, "Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delights in them." Or by asking, "Where is the God of justice?"

—Malachi 2:17

Yeah, go ahead… You can get by with it… for now. Make up your own rules. Live by your own “code.” Treat your neighbor any old way you want to. After all, I’m just doing unto them before they do it to me, right? Most importantly, I’m still treating them better than most people would, am I not? True, it’s not my best… But it’ll work out just fine. And besides, no one’s really paying attention.

We’re finishing up the Old Testament with the writings of Malachi. As with every marriage, God and his bride have been on a spiritual and emotional roller coaster. At this juncture in history, the Hebrew nation is in a state of denial. Out of arrogance, the people have decided to act like there is not a problem with mishandling their interactions with God. That ain’t gonna play.

Before St. Paul ever wrote the words, it was understood in Scripture we reap what we sow. Even outside of religious circles, that statement is an absolute verity. So, the warning is: Pick a side, payday is coming.

DAILY BATTLE ORDER

By grace we are saved through faith. Justified. Declared free from penalty. Could God be wearied by our willfully ignorant and arrogant answers to His pleas for obedience and partnership with Him? Are we missing out on the blessing of full fellowship with Him just because of arrogance and stubbornness?


Do not miss this call to strengthen your ties to this Father who loves you more than you could ever repay. Call on Him now.



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