Happy New Year! Micah 3:11-12

Happy New Year! Micah 3:11-12

I love the prosperity Gospel. No, really. I love it because it teaches us how NOT to go about living our lives. Well, actually the Bible tells us how to do that, but you get my point. Check out the verses for today:

Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they lean upon the Lord and say, ‘ Is not the Lord among us? No disaster will come upon us.’ Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets (Micah 3:11-12).

I actually know of people who think the same way. I’ve heard many, many times that, “I am blessed, and highly favored”. In reality though, the Word of God doesn’t say that he will protect us from anything bad happening. In fact, we see the opposite. The Lord promised his children much persecution. And if you look around the world today, you see what he was talking about…except in America, of course.

And, that is just for those who are children of God. If you look closely at verse 12, because of those people who just cared about money (and not about what the Lord actually said, or wanted), Jerusalem was plowed like a field (which did actually happen, by the way). It became a heap of rubble, and the temple was destroyed. This begs the question, then, where these people true believers? I don’t claim to know the answer to this question. But, by the fruit that is shown, I can say that I don’t think their fruit is in line with the true Gospel message.

If you hear someone preaching the prosperity Gospel, run as fast as you can in the other direction.


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