Sunday, April 28, 2013

April 28, 2013 | John Bayles | Lost in Self-indulgence (Hosea 10:1-8)

This passage today carries with it an amazing historic fact. Where on the earth are the false altars of Baal, the sacred idols, and people who practice the vile sacrifices of the cult? They are in museums, covered either by yards of dirt, or broken down in remote places on the earth. Why? Because of a self-indulgent people carried off by the lust of their self-interest, self-love, and self-worship.

Ultimately their idols, their temples, their false priests, and their corrupt kings are the result of their rejection of their created calling: to be reflectors of the living God – His image, His character, and His attributes. Today, as in every age, we are confronted by these same desires and opportunities. As those under a New Covenant, Christ has redeemed us to be that original image bearer of God. As a result, we can live a life worthy of this calling. May this text be a reminder of where the lost, self-indulgent world is today, and the amazing grace of God that we are fully authorized to bring to it.

April 28, 2013 | John Bayles | Lost in Self-indulgence (Hosea 10:1-8)

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