THURSDAY, JULY 26
Scripture: 1 Samuel 2:22-25
1 Samuel 2:22-25 says, “Now Eli was very old; and he heard everything his sons did to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. So he said to them, ‘Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings from all the people. No, my sons! For it is not a good report that I hear. You make the Lord’s people transgress. If one man sins against another, God will judge him. But if a man sins against the Lord, who will intercede for him? Nevertheless they did not heed the voice of their father, because the Lord desired to kill them. In this passage Eli was old and he knew what his sons were doing and he told them. They were making the people transgress.’” Verse 25 is something that should be preached in every generation. “If one man sins against another, God will judge him. But if a man sins against the Lord, who will intercede for him. Nevertheless they did not heed the voice of their father, because the Lord desired to kill them.” Are we going to again see an outpouring of Ananias and Saphira leadership events? Is the Lord going to once again establish this standard of righteousness in the end-time church? If we are going to have a church without spot or wrinkle or blemish God has to reestablish the standard of righteousness and it starts with the Priesthood! God is serious about holiness. I trust we are too! God didn’t hesitate to kill Eli. The time is rapidly approaching when God will not hesitate to kill those ‘worthy of death’.