Monday, May 25, 2015

Those Who Believe in the Sin now, Pay Later Tactic

Hear the Word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the Law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.  To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto Me?  saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.  Isaiah, Chapter 1, verses 10-11.

We all know what happened to the people of Sodom and Gomorrah.  I think God is saying that they can give offerings until “the cows come home,” but it doesn’t buy them forgiveness for their very worldly lives.  It reminds me of people who live in the “fast lane” and feel that if they put large amounts of money in the offering plate, it absolves them from the things they do in their lives.

Do you think that God overlooks things like cheating on their spouse, unethical business choices or hateful behavior to others because they’ve put lots of money in the offering?  God wants us to ask Him to forgive us and then, out of love for Him, we are to try to live as examples of how He works in our lives.  This “Sin now, pay later tactic” just doesn’t work for God.

Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.

This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections. 
Please click on comments below to share your suggestions. Thanks! Debbie



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