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Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17

Monday, September 7, 2020

The Berean - Hosea 10:12-15 NASB

The Berean - Hosea 10:12-15 NASB
(12) Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD Until He comes to rain righteousness on you. (13) You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, You have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your way, in your numerous warriors, (14) Therefore a tumult will arise among your people, And all your fortresses will be destroyed, As Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel on the day of battle, {When} mothers were dashed in pieces with {their} children. (15) Thus it will be done to you at Bethel because of your great wickedness. At dawn the king of Israel will be completely cut off.
New American Standard Bible

By listening to the sensually appealing but iniquitous advice of “authoritative” individuals, our people have fallen prey to the lustful desires of human nature. Humanistic psychologists and psychiatrists urge people in the measured tones of academia that sin is passé and that we should not concern ourselves with remaining faithful or virgin. Ministers back away from the Bible’s authority by seeming to respect it no more than a mere writing of men. Sex gurus such as Alex Comfort, author of The Joy of Sex, once said of sex, “There is nothing to be afraid of and never was.” For decades Hugh Hefner has propounded his insidious “Playboy Philosophy” in his magazine, setting the tone for contemporary moral standards. We cannot forget the political figures whose sexual escapades, once only whispered about, are now openly discussed. Yet many are re-elected, indicating the public’s approval or unconcern.
People are persuaded, even though the statistics indicate an ever-increasing rise in sexually transmitted diseases and a steady divorce rate. Because God's law may not exact an immediate penalty (Ecclesiastes 8:11), the hucksters of hedonism cry, “There is no penalty!” But because Godis faithful, the penalty always falls. Moreover, the penalties are mounting, bringing great sorrow and becoming visible for all who care to see. How much easier it is to learn wisdom through obeying God rather than through the harsh experiences of human nature!
— John W. Ritenbaugh

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