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FROM THE WORD: A nation sick with sin

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By C.L. Glasscock

As we look at ‘sin’ it sounds like a little word. Even though it is a three letter word. 1 think it is the biggest word in the English language. The dictionary says the meaning is, ‘a breaking of the law of God’s purpose’.

“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23.

As we look at all these disastrous times in our country, instead of trying to fix them we should come back to God and let him fix them because I am sure he would do a much better job.

The question is why not come back? The answer is very simple. Most of our leaders are laden with sin and the devil has them blinded, making them think they have all the answers. I will never forget when 9/11 happened. Our leaders came together in the Capitol building and said we don’t know what to do, but we know someone who does. God knows what to do, we are turning it over to Him. As we look at what happened when we did this, we got back in one accord and God came to our rescue; but ask how easy it is to forget God.

As we look at our nation now, I am 80 years old and have never seen it as sin-sick as it is now. I preached Sunday on the Ten Commandments. We raise such a fuss over not being able to hang them on the walls in public buildings, public grounds, or in our schools. I believe the reason we cannot do this is that we have let them leave our heart. If we would put them back in our heart, we would have no trouble hanging them on the wall. I also believe a lot of people who claim to be Christians commit sin against God by breaking one or more commandments every day. I have chosen one commandment to write about. I believe it is the one which is broken more than any other.

“Remember the Sabbath day to keep it Holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor they son, nor they daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor they cattle, nor they stranger that is within they gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is them, and rested the seventh day: wherefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.” Exodus 20: 8-11.

If we want to break this commandment, we can find all kind of flimsy excuses to do so.

When we are thinking up excuses, remember: “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.” Hebrews 10: 26.

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.