"The warriors of Ephraim, though fully armed, turned their backs and fled when the day of battle came." (Psalm 78:9-- NLT)
They were "fully armed," but they "turned their backs." This has been a description of post World War 2 America. Dr. Spock's book on child rearing came out in 1946, the year the first baby boomers were born. He was the "Oprah" of his day. The generation who fought and "defeated the greatest war machine since Alexander the Great," became wimps and took the words of a humanist over the Word of God, Jesus Christ. Their children turned to Elvis, the Beatles, drugs, and Eastern religions rather than the Word of God, Jesus Christ. In the face of world aggression, this "Spock generation" burned draft cards and fled to Canada. "The warriors" of World War 2 produced a generation of "warriors" who "turned their backs and fled when the day of battle came." Verse 10 reveals the reason for a "fully armed" culture which "turned their backs"----- "They did not keep God's covenant, and they refused to live by his law."
There are times in life when we are all faced with the option of turning our backs. But if we walk in our Law-Word, Jesus Christ, and run this race "with our eyes fixed on Jesus," it will not be said of us, "They turned their backs and fled when the day of battle came." We will face the enemy. We will overcome. We will conquer. It is just simply time to get a mind of your own submitted to "the mind of Christ!" Stop the incessant "confession" of religious gurus and talk show hosts, and confess the Word of God, Jesus Christ. Meditate on Him/Them "day and night." When you do, you will be a fulfillment of James 5:20-- "He who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins."
Father, in Jesus' Name, I reaffirm my rejection of the trendy religionists and commentators, and I reaffirm my acceptance of You and Your Word. Amen.
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