We are very forgetful people. Our minds are everywhere. That’s why the Lord made for us reminders everywhere. And for the Israelites, he wanted those reminders right on their clothes. They were to place a blue tassel at each corner of their garment to remind them of the Lord’s commands.
“These will serve as tassels for you to look at, so that you may remember all the LORD’s commands and obey them and not become unfaithful by following your own heart and your own eyes” (Num 15:39).
They would drift from the Lord’s commands and think that they could follow their ways and own heart.
Whew! Isn’t that what is preached today?
- Follow your heart
- Do what’s right for you.
- Be open-minded
Culture preaches openly and directly the very opposite of what Scripture instructs. It’s shocking as it is even “preached” among God’s people. Just yesterday I heard in regards to an issue that is clear in Scripture that we need to be “open-minded.”
It’s not up to us.
The Lord has established this earth and set in motion how things work. When we rebel against it we can get away with it for a time and a season. We can even preach it to the masses. But there will always be the penalty. History has shown this over and over and over and over.
We have the choice to do those things but we do not have the choice to escape the consequences. It’s utter death to do what we feel is right and best. To do that which is right and best is to be submitted to the things of God.