Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thought for the day

“So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the LORD Almighty."—Malachi 3:5 TNIV

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Hmmm...God doesn't seem to make a distinction between sins, does he? We tend to rank them in order of nastiness, but to God treating the poor with contempt is just as evil as sorcery. And, fear of the LORD appears to be linked to behavior—whodda thunk!
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That's my 2 cents! said...

Look at all the sins...there is manipulation,extortion, using and abusing people at the center of each sin.

God condemns all that harms other people. How interesting that the fear of the LORD is at heart loving, giving, kind, and beneficial to all.

jps said...

Yep. He hates it because it defaces the image of God that each person bears.