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Facts of the Matter

A weekly letter of encouragement and challenge to business and professional men and women
Monday, August 15, 1994
Dear Colleagues,

IF YOU WERE GOD, WHAT IS THE ONE SIN THAT WOULD CAUSE YOU TO DESTROY MANKIND?

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Good Morning!

 ADULTERY

 MURDER?

 THEFT?

 In Noah’s day when God destroyed the earth with a flood:

“They were eating…drinking…(and) marrying…” (Lk. 17:27)

            The focus of their lives was on their family and social life.

 In Lot’s day when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, they were:

“Eating…drinking…buying…selling…planting…(and) building.”  (Lk. 17:28)

            The focus of their lives was also on their family, social life, and on their businesses!

These activities it would seem, are not exactly the kind that would merit the destruction of mankind!

Except for one small problem:  Their emphasis on family, social life, and business simply excluded God.  They didn’t hate God.   They just ignored Him.

In fact God was to them:

  •      Irrelevant
  •    On the sidelines
  •     Odd “Man” out

And in the Bible this kind of attitude spells IDOLATRY.

It was precisely because of their idolatry that God destroyed their generation.

Tell me, is your life centered primarily on your family, social life or business?  Or on God?

 If it is not on God, you have a serious problem:  IDOLATRY.

And IDOLATERS will not be in God’s heaven.   (ICor. 6:9)

My prayer is that you are having a great week!

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