July 25, 2024

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A PURE HEART – HOW CAN WE HAVE IT?

Fix Your Eyes to the Word

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Daniel 9:11a “All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you.”

The verse above is part of Daniel’s prayer for Israel. What measure did he use to judge Israel? Did he compare them to the Babylonians? Did he compare them to the previous generations? No, not at all. The only measure that Daniel had used to judge the state of Israel is the word of God (which for that time was the law of Moses). I’m not sure if you have noticed but the world is slip sliding away from God’s truth and laws. The Church is following behind. There is certainly still a gap in mortality between the world and the Church so we look at that gap and think everything is ok. And yet, all the time the slide continues. Daniel was correct in judging their condition based on the word of God. As it is a fixed reference point that will always remain constant and true.

For a better perspective, let’s put it like this: Imagine you are riding a small boat out in the seashore without a paddle and without a sail. As you just relaxed and looked at everyone else around you, it seems that you are not moving at all. But if you set your gaze upon a fixed reference point, let’s say an island, it became very noticeable how quickly your boat is moving along with the tide. It is no different for us, the Church. Fix your reference on the world (which is sliding as well) and you won’t notice the pace of decline. Fix it on God’s word which is constant and the current state of the Church can be judged.

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