Dec 28, 2019
We live in an age when tolerance is the mantra of the day. Acceptance is the new sign of true enlightenment. There is no such thing as truth, because truth is relative. And we are told that we have no right to push our version of the truth on anyone else. But God would beg to differ. He is the one who established the rules for life and determines the basis for all truth. It is not arbitrary or left up to the imaginations of men. That’s why Moses provided the people of Israel with a much-needed reminder, encouraging them to take God’s laws seriously and to keep them diligently. In Deuteronomy 17:8-13, we find Moses urging the people of Israel to purge the evil from their midst, not tolerate it or cozy up next to it. There was no room for compromise or complacency. God was not going to allow His people to live according to their own set of standards. He had rules and He expected them to be followed.