FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3
"… they may serve other gods:
so will the anger of the LORD be kindled."
APOSTASY ATTEMPTS TO DESTROY GOD’S PEOPLE
Balaam taught Balak how he could get the LORD to punish Israel. He taught Balak to use the women of Moab to lure the men of Israel to commit whoredom against the LORD. The people of Israel fell to the tricks of Balaam. With their ungodly relationships, they were lured to sacrifice to the gods of the Moabites. "Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD" (Num 31:16).
The warning of God through Moses was: "Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly" (Deut 7:3-4).
Unbiblical relationships with unbelievers are common today among Christian youths. They do not listen to nor obey the warnings from God’s Word. Both the Old and New Testaments contain God’s warning. Believers do not understand the dangers of unequally yoking with unbelievers and are inviting the wrath of God to come upon them. Christian parents must warn their children against marrying those who do not believe in the Christ of the Bible. Otherwise, they will be casting their children into God’s fiery wrath. Many of the so-called fundamental and evangelical pastors liberally allow their members to marry Roman Catholics and those from Christian cult groups. Be forewarned! The anger of the LORD is kindled against you!
THOUGHT: Do I speak up against unequal relationships with unbelievers in my family and church?
PRAYER: "Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise" (Ps 106:47).