Words from the Heart for Wednesday April 10th, 2019

But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their ancestors, who did not trust in the Lord their God. They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the Lord had ordered them, “Do not do as they do.”

2 Kings 17:14-15 (NIV)

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Imitating the Nations

The Canadian government is looking into whether it should regulate imitation firearms following three Toronto incidents which saw police shoot and kill men brandishing relatively harmless guns. This past June, Dr. Dirk Huyer, Ontario’s chief coroner, alerted the federal Justice Minister, which led three coroner juries to recommend Ottawa revise the Criminal Code to help prevent such fatalities. The minister confirmed in a letter last month to Huyer that the department is reviewing proposals to tighten controls on look-alike weapons that police often have no choice but to treat as genuine.

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There is a pull to the world around us. The Bible clearly tells us that we once belonged to darkness but now we have been brought into the light. The problem is that we are too easily pulled back into the darkness. That was the story of the people of Israel over and over again. 2 Kings 17:14-15 says, “But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their ancestors, who did not trust in the Lord their God. They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the Lord had ordered them, ‘Do not do as they do.’” God was always calling his people back to himself. He continues to do so. If you are a follower of Jesus and over time your heart has been pulled back to the darkness, be assured that the Lord is calling you back to Himself. Open the ears of your spirit to hear Him saying to you, “Do not do as they do.”

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley