September 11th

We spent this morning doing our usual routine. Much like 12 years ago.

Our Bible reading time for the past week has been about the difference between judgment and condemnation.  I love how the Holy Spirit reinforces what we are learning at home. We heard a sermon at church on Sunday that tied in with what we had been studying last week.

In Matthew 7:1,2 it says,  “Judge not, that you be not judged.  For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.” ESV

In Matthew 7,  the word ‘judge’ in the original text is the Greek word, krinō.  It means to condemn. We are not to condemn others. That is the job of our Heavenly Father.  We are, however to judge the difference between right and wrong. First and foremost in our own lives.

Looking back on September 11, 2001, I can plainly see the horrific crime that was committed against America and Americans. That this act occurred on our own land was not something to be taken lightly.  Since then, we have been at war against the forces of terrorism.

Yet, I see an even larger battle that we as Christians need to be waging. Fighting on our knees in supplication. The Bible tells us that our greatest battle is against evil.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12

There is great evil present in our own country. Forces of evil that desire to tear down the principles our country was founded on. You know what they are. If you are like minded with me, you also know what we need to be praying about when we pray for our leaders. I hope you are praying. I also hope you sign the petitions that you come across. Go ahead and take another step and make phone calls to Lansing, or your state capitol, and to Washington, D.C.

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