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Non-Carnal Love Series # 26

StrengthWeak faith or outright unfaithfulness or total rejection of faith (God) is opposed to God’s love which He freely gives to mankind. In the Old Testament, kings as leaders except for few like Like David, Josiah, ┬áHezekiah, and Solomon (early in his reign) all led Jews away from God. The decadence began from the Northern Kingdom and led to their punitive stay in exile. Prophet Amos from the Southern Kingdom of Judah and Jerusalem was God-sent to warn them against the coming judgement. It soon spread to Judah that also went into exile.

In the New Testament, we read “Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters, make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning away from the living God” Hebrew 3: 12 (NKJV). Apostle Paul in his zeal for God clearly identified those who became apostate by repudiating God. They are: Demas in llTimothy 4: 10; Hymenaus and Alexander were also cited in lTimothy 1:20. It is believed as written that they veered off the course of faith they so much professed because of the very cruel and intimidating persecution that beset the disciples from the Jews at home and abroad in Matthew 11: 6; Luke 8: 13. Mountains in the life of believers, God has always turned them to testimonies. Be strong in the Lord in all circumstances for the sake of eternity.