MONDAY, JANUARY 23
Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:20-22
Deuteronomy 6:20-22 says, “When your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is the meaning of the testimonies, the statutes, and the judgments which the LORD our God has commanded you?’ then you shall say to your son: ‘We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand; and the LORD showed signs and wonders before our eyes, great and severe, against Egypt, Pharaoh, and all his household.’” If our children ask, “What is the meaning of this liberty bell? Why do you live the way you live?” Will we be able to say, “It is because God gave us a covenant and commanded us to live this way. And those who oppose Christ are destroying the foundation of the nation and therefore we have a right to ask the God we serve to strike them with a rod of iron. If they will not repent, He will send them to an early grave before they destroy our nation by filling it with iniquity.” Will we be able to give that kind of testimony to our kids? When the early church prayed in Acts 4, they were reviewing the demonstration of God that brought them out of Egypt. They knew the God who could be severe against Egypt, against Pharaoh and everyone in his household. What about the household of our wayward political leaders permeated with perversion, filth, destruction and murder of innocent children? Our tradition says, “Bless them and pray for them.” The early church would have shifted gears long ago. They would look at us like we were absolutely blithering, moronic idiots. They knew Jesus. They walked with Him for three and one-half years. And they were praying “Give us the manifestations of the God who brought our nation out of Egypt.” It is time we emulated the early church. If the early church needed the God who brought Israel out of Egypt to begin their assignment, how much more are we going to need Him to end the church-age? When theology produces passivity it is rotten theology. Is it not time for a change?