“Cursed is he who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.” And all the people shall say, “Amen.” – Deuteronomy 27:26
Before the Israelites entered the promised land, Moses gave them a challenge to obey all of God’s commandments. If a person failed to obey every single one of them, then he (or she) should be cursed. With each challenge that Moses issued, the people of Israel responded, “Amen!” meaning, “We agree!” Of course, biblical history lets us know that they were condemned by their own words and suffered greatly for their disobedience.
How many times have we, as Christ-followers, “amen-ed” God with our mouths (in the assembly), but then gone on to live lives (when apart from that assembly) that tell a different story? Should not our lives, under grace, reflect a different reality? No matter what our lips proclaim, our actions reflect our honest agreement.
Can I get an “amen?”
A testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. – Anonymous
Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.
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