14 Mar “I Will Put None of these Diseases Upon You”
I am totally amazed at the spread of fear and panic over COVID-19, or Corona Virus. Based on death by flu, as opposed to those who have died from Corona Virus, I remain unconvinced that we should be paranoid over this pestilence.
“But, Pastor, they are saying on the news …” Yes, I know what the news is saying. I am also aware of the great lengths the U.S. government is taking to protect the leadership and government agents from this virus. No one knows for sure what is hype and what is reality.
There is something I am quite sure of! That is God’s Words as found in the Bible. Consider this verse: Exodus 15:26 “and said, “If you diligently heed the Voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His Commandments, and keep all His statues, I will put none of these diseases upon you, which I have brought upon the Egyptians.”
Listen closely and adhere to the conditions so that you may receive His Promises.
- “If you diligently heed the Voice of the Lord your God”
- Remember the series we are in on Sundays? LISTEN!
- Get in His Word — Cling to every word, as if your very life depended upon it.
- “Do what is right in His sight”
- Be obedient — Your life depends on obedience to God.
- Every word, every law, every command.
- Respond by saying, “YES SIR!” to God!
- “Give ear to His Commandments”
- Again, I bring up this word LISTEN.
- No fear! God doesn’t want us running around being a worry wart!
- “Keep all His statues”
- Now this one is tough — Almost impossible!
- When we inevitably do fail in keeping His statutes, be assured, we can approach the Throne of Grace, and ask for forgiveness and help.