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philologos
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 no neutrality

This morning I was reading the story of Rehoboam; the only son of Solomon who succeeded him as king. His folly tore Israel apart. The final summary of his life reads...

[color=0000FF]So king Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem, and reigned: for Rehoboam was forty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem, the city which Jehovah had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there: and his mother’s name was Naamah the Ammonitess. And he did that which was evil, because he set not his heart to seek Jehovah. (2Chronicles 12:13-14 ASV)[/color]

...he did evil because he set not his heart to seek Jehovah...

There can be no passivity for the servant of God, nor neutrality. To choose 'not to seek God' is to choose the way that inevitably leads to 'evil'.

We may 'strengthen ourselves' with a hundred human devices but if we do not 'set our hearts to seek the Lord' they will all be in vain.


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