TIME FOR REAL CHANGE
Read: Ezra 9
Key Verse: “Then, at the evening sacrifice, I rose from my self-abasement, with my tunic and cloak torn, and fell on my knees with my hands spread out to the Lord my God.” - Ezra 9:5
God made it clear that He wanted the people to honor Him in marriage. The people, however, chose spouses who did not know the Lord. Even the leaders, Levites, were guilty of this sin. The problem was that God’s people were forming the most intimate union with people who worshipped false gods. Some people even left their faithful spouse in this rebellion. The Israelites began to shift their allegiance to pagan gods and their faith grew cold and distant.
What sexual sins are happening in your country? Adultery, human trafficking, sex before marriage, pornography, masturbation, sexual assault, sexual abuse of children, and marriages that are directly against Scripture are just some examples of rebellion against God. Sometimes we need to just get on our knees and plead for God’s mercy. Ask God to change your heart and the people in your land too. No spiritual games, just real and lasting repentance.
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