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Saturday, February 11, 2012

THE LAST STRAW


Enough is Enough !!
You have heard it said: “This is the last straw, enough is enough, this is the end of the road,” and other similar words.

When a person comes to this point they are going to have to make some changes in the situation that they are in; or the circumstances are going to transform them in ways they don't want to be altered.

In GOD’S dealing with man, HE has reached the end of HIS patience many times and in order to maintain HIS character HE must do something about it.

This has been shown in His dealing with both Nations and individuals.

Because of the appearance of being involved or acceptance of deeds done by others there are times when you must distance yourself from people who are close to you, even though it might be your own family members. At times it requires an outright repudiation of their actions. So it was at the time of the flood in Noah’s day. A great distinction was made as to what GOD accepted and rejected.

Matthew 24:37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man when once again GOD will exercise his judgment upon the people of the earth.

God dealt harshly with the nation of Israel, and their enemies in times past. He did likewise with individual people when it became necessary. Israel was sent into captivity and until 1948 they didn’t have a homeland. Even now they are being challenged by all the Islamic nations in the Middle East.

Jonah’s disobedience escalated to the point where GOD said, “Enough,” and literally had to force him to preach HIS message to the Assyrians in Nineveh. Jonah was a man who had a sectarian spirit and a rebellious nature he missed the whole point of his being sent to Nineveh. He wanted GOD to destroy them but GOD had a different idea.

2nd Peter 3:9, "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

When the Ninevites repented, GODS purpose had been accomplished, but Jonah couldn’t accept that.

In thinking about the premise set forth in this post, I can't escape the demands made upon me personally as a Christian believer. It would be well to say this is for someone else who needs it but I am as needful as everyone else.

The one thing that stood out while musing on this was “Don’t presume on GOD’S grace” for even with GOD “Enough is enough.”

Never forget; It isn't wise to push the envelope in your walk with GOD.

Just ask those who have experienced “The last straw treatment.”

This post is linked to:
Brag on God Friday with Laura
And Charlotte’s Spiritual Sundays

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