Graditude; an Attetude: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote
Our new Pastor, Donald Thompson, today started a new series about Gratitude, starting with Exodus 17.
The Hebrew was in the desert and in need of water, Moses was to strike the rock and water flowed. He emphasized how the Lord had been supplying their needs, yet they complained.
It was a good message, but I was captivated by the first verse in Exodus Chapter 17:
“And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.”
Like the Christian of today, the Hebrews had to journey from the Wilderness of Sin. Yet as we read further there remained Sin Within, and that is our ongoing problem in the Church.
We fail to leave the Sin behind, we all have a sin that so easily besets us. (Hebrews 12:1) We keep that sin, feed that sin, enjoy that sin, hate it, but cannot release that sin It has a hold on our lives.
So, should we ignor it? Enjoy it? Embrace it? NO!!!
We must learn to fast and pray, trust, and relie on the Lord to give us the strength and the ability to overcome it. (James 4:7; 1 John 5:4,5; Matthew 17:21)
We must not only leave the wilderness of Sin but the Sin itself if we are to become all that the Lord would have us to be. Will we all conquer this sin?
I believe that the Apostle Paul fought sin in his life faithfully, I know he overcame it in the end, but lord what a struggle. He is an example to us all. Fight the good fight. (2 Timothy 4:7)
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