Monday, January 3, 2011

Deuteronomy 7


Chris said...

Sure a lot different for them than in our land hey? Religious tolerance was an open door to ruin, not only from other nations, but from God himself. Open the door a tiny bit, and you've lost the battle already.

Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. God's commands here often remind me of the dangers of dating unbelievers- you may not intend to fall in love with one, or marry one, or have children with him, or end up raising your children outside the church, or getting divorced, or, or, or... such a slippery slope when we sin just a little bit by not guarding our heart. Not just in this example either... 'little' sins are just what Satan has in mind to lure us in.

Prairie Chick said...

Yeah. I kept thinking how it requires us to recognize and act like we are truly cut from a different cloth. Not to love and pursue the things of this world but to love and pursue obedience to the one who has redeemed us from this world. It doesn't mean that we need to be ascetics, but it does mean that we need to pursue Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and not be sidetracked or corrupted by the passions of this world.

I also thought about the dating/marriage thing when it comes to our kids. We talk about it alot already, what is romance and what was it designed for and therefore how should we enter into a romantic relationship when the time comes. It is so important to plant these seeds of truth in the hearts of our children from a tender age, because if we don't the world is happily planting seeds of another sort in the media and in the example of those around them.