Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Convo with Pastor - Numbers 25:1-2

While Israel were camped at the Acacia Grove by Shittim,
the people began to have sexual relations with the women of Moab.
These women invited them to the sacrifices of their gods,
and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.
Numbers 25:1-2
What is your weak point?
Far too many people are sexually vulnerable. And it's not a new invention.
But here's the danger ... Whenever we give-in to our weakness -- whether it's anger, pride, greed, lust, jealousy, gluttony, or sloth -- we have suddenly made some thing more important than God. 
In the case of these Israelites, they made sex (and the pretty women they were with) a more immediate priority than God. That was bad. What was worse was that once they had compromised their beliefs, it made it easier in additional ways to go along with the world's flow. Indeed, it made it easier to bow down to the gods of this world.
What is your weak point?
And which of your desires tend to come ahead of your relationship with God?
In Christ's Love,
a guy who's like a house made of sticks
(I've had to tackle so many weak points
that I have to constantly avoid the big bad wolf)
Reading the verse ... the people camped near the Moabs, developed relationships with them, then started worshiping their gods.  The weak points didn't appear suddenly. It was a slow process.

Satan is slick. He knows our weaknesses better then we do. He will place obstacles in our way that we are attracted to. He will make it seem logical and like the right choice.

What is my weak point? I have many, but ... I have a God who is my strength and so much stronger than all of my weak points combined!

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