Sunday, December 11, 2005

A Pit

A Pit

Ecclesiastes 10:8  He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

We must take care that we keep from laying snares for others to fall.  This is referred to as a “pit” in the above verse.  It is important that we do all things to edify and build up, not to see if someone else will transgress by our tempting them.  That is digging a pit.  

If we do, we will surely reap what we have sown as the iniquity will come back to haunt us.  We may see this in our children, other family members, friends and even co-workers in whom we only have little acquaintance.  If we confess to be believers in Christ, we are to separate ourselves from the passions of this world and exhort and help others to do likewise, either by word, deed, or just example.  Yet, it seems that the church in our time and nation do almost the opposite.  Instead of moving away from the world, they try to model their programs after the world’s model and even give them names modeled after those in the world so as to catch the attendees ear.  These is no little or no separation from the church and the world so when one is truly converted, he/she is simply sucked back up into the worldy church system that does anything to duplicate the world as possible.  

We are seeking a “country not built with hands” and are only on a pilgrimage, as Jacob put it.  Psa. 93:3 …holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.

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