Ozark Christian Living

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Settle Out of Court

January 28

  "... he shall surely make it good."  Exodus 22:14



"HE still comes to the gardens of our irresponsibility to expose us for who we really are ..."



The acceptation of personal responsibility has become one of character's dinosaurs in our day.  We excavate the archives and read of its antiquity, but find it extremely rare in real time outside the museum.  The occasional sightings of this creature are almost akin to Bigfoot, or Loch Ness, and every bit as stupefying.  Our courts run at flood stage with the irresponsible who side step rather than step up.  The dearth of this precious commodity of character leaves families imploded, corporations unprofitable, and churches dead in their own water. 

"And the man said, the woman whom THOU gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat."  Did not the first couple ever created seek to pass the buck directly under GOD'S nose?  Oh yes, the roots of this sinful shell game go as deep as the Garden of Eden.  We too, like our progenitors, deceive ourselves into thinking we are deceiving GOD.  In the midst of all our self-righteous ruse, HE still comes to the gardens of our irresponsibility to expose us for who we really are ... irresponsible!  Buy into this or not, but GOD will leave no fig leaf unturned to get to the bottom of just who sins, and hold them personally responsible.  ... behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out."  Paul says it as plain as can be in his letter to Rome: "So then every one of us shall give account of himself to GOD."

Our temporal irresponsibility, if left unchecked will usher us right into the eternal.  How many are the reckless infidels who've decided to roll their dice right up to the White Throne; as though The Last Chance Casino sits on the shores of the Crystal Sea: "And I saw a great white throne, and HIM that sat on it, from WHOSE face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them."  GOD however, desires those who will humbly settle out of court, seeking to make good the bad of their sin through the blood of  HIS SON.

"Now then we are ambassadors for CHRIST, as though GOD did beseech you by us: we pray you in CHRIST'S stead, be ye reconciled to GOD.  For HE hath made HIM to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of GOD in HIM." 

For Love of Country
Joint Committees of House and Senate
(The First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution)
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..."

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