Subject: Weekly Devotional for 9/16/12
“They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery” Nehemiah 9:17.
In their restoration to God and rebuilding of Jerusalem, the Israelites confess their sins and those of their fathers – among them being this incident from their nation’s forty years of wandering in the wilderness. So many want to lead without really knowing the way. Through the plagues and the Red Sea, God had rescued His people from slavery. In their rebellion God’s people appointed a leader to return to that slavery. Jesus said that if the blind lead the blind, they both will fall into a pit. But in our case we often idolize celebrities, sports or political figures who influence us right back into the slavery of sin. Sometimes the leaders we appoint in our rebellion are fleshly desires, time-wasters, and selfishness we yield to.
Who or what is leading you?
Plattsburgh church of Christ
author of Kin of Cain
“Grendel and his mother are dead … but something survived.”