Sin causes a terrible spiritual death. Our sins rob us of our identity, our status, and our worth. Because of sin, we become ungrateful and arrogant. Let us be quick to repent and confess our sins, lest the wrath of God come upon us.
To live by the standards of human conscience is to live in vain. God’s truth is the sole standard by which we should live our lives.
When challenges come our way, let us be like Jacob; he reached for the Lord throughout his life to gain our God’s favor. Let us not rely on others without first turning to the Lord. Without God, our every act is as futile as trying to eat the wind.
The Lord never gave up on Israel and He has not given up on us. His mercy and love are higher than the heavens and deeper than the sea. Let us ask the Lord for his mercy. Let us pursue holiness. Let us free ourselves from the pursuit of earthly things and consecrate ourselves to serve the Lord.