Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Dangers of Getting Fat

The Dangers of Getting Fat
by Marsha Iddings

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

The Bible sometimes uses the term fat to mean prosperity. Prosperity can cause a people to forsake God and take Him lightly. We see this warning in Deuteronomy 8:11-14
"Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;"

I see a picture of our own nation here. Our nation was built originally on a godly, Biblical foundation of Christian values. God blessed our nation as a result. But then something happened. America prospered and became strong. She then forgot the Rock she was built on and little by little forsook God.

It was a slow decline of about 200 years. It happened with just small compromises here and there until the people were complacent. Then an all out forsaking of God began. Evolution replaced the Biblical account of creation in schools. The Bible and prayer was thrown out of the public schools. The sanctity of life was scoffed at and the killing of pre-born babies was accepted. The Ten Commandments was removed from courthouses and manger scenes at Christmas were forbidden in many cities on public land. Now, in some counties home Bible studies are being attacked as unlawful land use. We even have a whole month dedicated as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual Pride month, celebrating blatant sin and disregard for God. (Romans 1: 25-28) Our nation has forsaken and lightly esteemed her God who made her great.

We must shake off our complacency and fall to our knees in repentance and prayer for our nation and our leaders.

When was the last time you stopped and prayed for America? If you are like me, you might be guilty of complaining about what our leaders are doing, but that's as far as you get. With God's help let's try to pray more than we talk.

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