“Cursed is he who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.” And all the people shall say, “Amen.” – Deuteronomy 27:26
Before the Israelites entered the promised land, Moses gave them a challenge to obey all of God’s commandments. If a person failed to obey every single one of them, then he (or she) should be cursed. With each challenge that Moses issued, the people of Israel responded, “Amen!” meaning, “We agree!” Of course, biblical history lets us know that they were condemned by their own words and suffered greatly for their disobedience.
How many times have we, as Christ-followers, “amen-ed” God with our mouths (in the assembly), but then gone on to live lives (when apart from that assembly) that tell a different story? Should not our lives, under grace, reflect a different reality? No matter what our lips proclaim, our actions reflect our honest agreement.
Can I get an “amen?”
A testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. – Anonymous
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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