Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Giving Attention to Truth

Daniel 9:13 - "As it is written in the law of Moses, all this calamity has come on us; yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our iniquity and giving attention to Thy truth. 14 "Therefore, the LORD has kept the calamity in store and brought it on us; for the LORD our God is righteous with respect to all His deeds which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice.

Have you ever watched a high speed chase on TV? The first thing the police try to do is puncture the tires of the speeding car, because it make everything much more difficult for the car and driver. In the end the car often ends in flames from the destruction brought by the driver seeking to continue on without any tires.

Giving attention to truth should be our daily task. Life without truth is like a tire without air. You may go through life, but it makes the ride that much more difficult. It ultimately ends in destruction as Daniel gives testimony to here.

The Lord gives us a vivid reminder here in Daniel chapter nine of the importance of truth in our lives. It requires our daily attention. The first thing Satan wants to do is puncture your tire, he wants to turn you away from the truth, because he knows it will make your life's journey that much more difficult. He also knows that the life that abandons truth ends in destruction.

So, give daily attention to truth and enjoy the ride! The Lord will use His truth to keep you on the right path.