Focus Verse: “Woe to the obstinate children,” declares the Lord, “to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin; (1)
When God says “no” to our plans, do we stubbornly try to go ahead with them anyway? We should always remember that God made us and He has a purpose for our lives; we would do well not to leave Him out of our plans.
Focus Verse: Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the Lord. (1)
When we find ourselves in times of trouble, do we run to people for help instead of first looking to the Lord? Why seek help from mere mortals when we can seek help from the One Who made both them and us? Parents, counselors, friends are but mortal flesh, but He is eternal spirit.
Focus Verse: So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? (3)
We shouldn’t think that God will overlook our sins just because we are Christians. Because we know to do right, God is more likely to judge us then He is to judge a sinner who may not know to do better. At best, the sinner does not have the power of the Holy Spirit within them to help them do the right thing. Being saved does not put us above the law, it does not give us freedom to do whatever we want and sit in judgment of others.