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Day 180 A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;

Here we see the landscape below and the grass drifting in the wind. A rock sits in the foreground. The mountains and hills are there unmoved. Very little has changed around these hills, a few walls have been built, a few more roads, a few houses. But still we see the same Pendle hill that has been here for thousands of years.

The Christian faith is a stumbling block for many. I feel anguish at the thought that so many are drifting away from the teachings of the bible. Even established churches seem to be not affirming the bibles truth.

I feel more and more time is taken up by people with social media to the point that they are wasting their time many nights over. How many people are addicted to Facebook and the social medias. Are we really having good relationships with people as we make our lives more packed with all sorts of activities so that we can not possible stop and think about the issues and actually kneel down and pray to God. Even good informative sites have adverts that lure you away to tacky websites at best. We need God’s guidance, not the guidance of tacky adverts.

God calls us to spread his truth, and spreading his truth is not like handing over a teddy bear to cuddle, his word cuts with a two edged sword. There are many issues and tenants of our faith that we are not following today and we need to get back to following them. But how should we tell others.

Gay marriage is only one of the issues that have cropped up lately. Marriage is only found in the bible as a spiritual joining between a woman and a man and they would become one flesh. There is no law in any land that will force God to change his mind, there can never be a gay marriage under Gods eyes, and so because of this many people who are gay find the rock, Christ, a stumbling block.

In truth I will tell no one what to do, but I will try to show my faith by listening to that guiding inner spirit and try to lead others to God. God the Father, through Jesus and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit then leads that person through change. God convicts our hearts of our sins. I know my sins are many and I am continually working to walk that road to meet with God one day but the rock is not a stumbling block to me, it is a cornerstone to build Christ’s church.

Isaiah 28:16-17

“Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation,
A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;
Whoever believes will not act hastily.
17 Also I will make justice the measuring line,
And righteousness the plummet;
The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
And the waters will overflow the hiding place.

The cornerstone will join us all together. I don’t think justice on earth will ever truly be met, until Jesus returns as the lion, as our King. When He does He will make all things known, and right and will restore righteousness.

Dear Lord, I pray that your words are never a stumbling block, that more people realise that you created everything and as such no laws are above your law, your Holy law;

 love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Amen

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