Saturday, 13 October 2012
There are certain rules I try to follow in dealing with my vehicle. When I go any where my auto is locked and nothing of any value or that could be mistaken for something of value is left in plain site. In that way I don’t tempt the weak into breaking into my truck. There are occasions we don’t want to admit to, but we cause the problem by tempting another into doing something wrong.
In Isaiah 39 we read about King Hezekiah and that he had recovered from a sickness, so the King of Babylon sent him a present. Hezekiah was glad that the king of Babylon sent him the present and showed those from Babylon all of his possessions.
Then came Isaiah saying Hear the word of the LORD of hosts: Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD. And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
Hezekiah proud of all he had obtained showed all that he had to the visitors from Babylon, which tempted the King of Babylon who eventually came to take it all away.
Our actions have an affect upon others, we can set high moral standards or we can cause another to be tempted in many different ways.