Did you catch the difference between types of wars God said he would lead the people through? Distant towns get better treatment but nations living in the Promised Land get totally destroyed. The reason is the danger of the false Gods and religions. God wants to protect his people from the false religions because they are attractive and will lure the people away from God. I wonder what that means for us today. What is luring us away from worship of God? As I watch the news and read stories about the suffering and difficulties America faces, I wonder what god we are worshiping. It seems to have lured us away from the true God.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.