People Who Violate His Laws - Thursday's Dose - 12th October 2017

“If He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah…having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter; and if He rescued righteous Lot…then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment.” - 2 Peter 2:6-9.

Thoughts for Today

Abraham learned that God is a God of promises, laws, and covenants—that His Word always is true. But he also learned that His agreements are conditional. If we want to receive His promises, we must do our part.

Abraham also learned what happens to people who violate His laws. He discovered that God could not condone sin and that His standards could not change. He also saw that people determined if they would be blessed or cursed, based on the choices they made.

Abraham witnessed these principles firsthand when God judged Sodom and Gomorrah. These cities were not interested in His laws or in righteousness or morality. They decided to be “tolerant” of sin and live according to their own rules, with an “anything goes” attitude.

Sadly, these twisted standards remind us of the world today. As we look around, we see whole societies that reject God’s laws and the whole concept of “right and wrong.” We see people acting without restraint, thinking they can do whatever they want.

But God’s judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah reminds us that He is holy, and His standards are eternal. We see that, whenever we violate His laws, we suffer the consequences. Yet in this judgment, we also see how He “rescued righteous Lot.”

Don’t allow your life to be corrupted by ungodliness or immorality. Live according to God’s truth and His eternal principles. Seek to be a good example—a person who testifies to the greatness of God and the truth of His Word.

Prayer : Our Loving Heavenly Father, 
I honor You. I exalt You. I willingly submit my life to live according to Your Word. Forgive my sins. Help me impact others with Your truth. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team