Yesterday’s event with Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP) of Colorado at the State Capitol Building was well conducted. We are promoting 6 policy measures with the Colorado legislature. I will address each one over the next few weeks. Although these are Colorado issues, your state may be facing similar ones. I recommend contacting your State’s APFF (main HQ linked here) for concerns relevant to your State.
- What is the main point of this passage? In verses 1 through 12, the prophet challenges the people (and me) to think about their hypocritical self-righteous behavior, which is covered with transgressions and sins. God becomes specific regarding acceptable attitudes and behaviors in verses 6 and 7. He describes the blessings, which result from acceptable attitudes and behaviors in verses 8 through 12. Personally, I was convicted by verse 9. I want God to hear and answer my prayers, and I know He does, but I am too quick to point out the hypocrisy of someone like Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRC). Obviously, I have an ungodly heart attitude requiring genuine repentance. Verses 13 and 14 are also convicting. Often I go to the early church service so I can watch football or do other things I want to do on Sunday. This passage exposes my hypocrisy.
- What does God reveal about Himself? God looks beyond my pretended, “Christian,” behavior and searches the deep recesses of my heart and soul. Nothing is hidden from Him.
- What insights can I apply to my life? I want God to deal with my hypocrisy. I may never reach the purity He desires, but I must keep striving to reach His high calling in Jesus.
- How can I use this passage to honor God? Father, as LORD over my life, I know I do not have to grant You permission to cleanse my ungodly attitudes and behavior. I pray that You deal with me quickly because I don’t know how to repent of having ungodly thoughts every time I see security-breaching HRC or mosque attending Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) on television.
- Where is God working in my life today? I hoped to make writing progress on my next story project. I pray that Jesus, by His Holy Spirit will lead and guide me as we co-create together.