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8 “You shall not at all do as we are doing here today—every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes— 9 for as yet you have not come to the rest and the inheritance which the LORD your God is giving you.
O: It's hard to believe this was written thousands of years ago. it sounds very much like our society today! God was warning the israelites here to set themselves apart from the worldy standards.
A: God still expects us to set ourselves apart from the worldly standards. it's unfortunate that so many believers fall prey to the political correctness of the day, and develop their own modified personal morality, instead of staying faithful to God and HIS morality. but simply put, that ain't good enough, not in the eyes of our Heavenly Father.
P: Lord, i don't even like watching the news anymore. i don't like learning what is going on in our schools, in our churches... i just wish i could bury my head and not even know how far we've drifted off track. maybe i'd like to bury my head because it's easier than speaking out against it. ouch. truth hurts a little. anyway, God, do i really need to know what is going on in order to pray for our society to turn back to you? i guess honestly, i don't believe it will turn back to you. ever. i believe this is just leading up to your return, and that being the case, how am i to pray? give me some direction here God, i'm floundering on this one.