Theme: Wilful Idleness And Willing Workers
Text: “God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.” – Psalm 118:27.
Comment: Following the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, the entire human race became defiled with sin and began to die. Yet, God did not forsake man but continued to show mankind how to serve Him in an acceptable way. (Isaiah 1:16-20; Hosea 4:1, 2) The highest manifestation of the love of God for mankind is that He send His only begotten son to die so that man would have life. – Romans 5:8; John 3:16.
For teaching us the way to serve Him acceptably so as to live a peaceful life overflowing with His blessings, we should be grateful. Moses told Dathan, Abiram and Korah when they rebelled, “…Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?” (Numbers 16:8, 9. Compare 2 Thessalonians 2:13, 14) Those who have come to the light should show appreciation to God by serving Him with honesty and diligence and striving, by His grace, not to go back to what St. Paul called “the weak and beggarly elements” and thereby place themselves again in bondage. – Galatians 4:9. See also Romans 2:4.