Tag Archive | wandering away from God

II Chronicles 15:2 ” The Lord is with you when you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.”

James 4:8 tells us to, “Come near to God and He will come near to you.”  What does “coming near to God” look like though?  It starts with communing or fellowshiping with our Heavenly Father…and that means getting to know Him.  It’s similar to when you first started dating your spouse…you talked together endless hours, getting to know each other.  God wants us to know Him…and He wants us to trust Him.  But we have to know Him before we can trust Him…and that means reading His Word and praying.  God assures us that if we seek Him, we will find Him…for He’s longingly waiting for that opportunity to be known by us.

Ezekiel 13:10-11 ” Because they lead My people astray, saying, ‘Peace,’ when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with white wash, therefore tell those who cover it with white wash that it is going to fall.”

The Old Testament prophets warned the people of those who would come telling them what they wanted to hear, and not always the whole truth. They led the people astray with deception and lies, by making excuses, and hiding or muddling the facts.   The world hasn’t changed much –  in that we call it spinning the truth now a days.  Any story can be spun to the negative or to the positive, depending on the audience listening.  The truth can be covered over by differing points of view or even the interpretation of the reporter.  Sadly, we have become  accustomed to having the truth distorted in some way to make it more palatable to the masses…and in doing so, the world wanders farther and farther from God.