Summary: Be it in games or in life, you win and you succeed when you follow the rules meticulously!
Remember the rules!
Numbers 15:38 "Speak to the people of Israel, and tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a cord of blue on the tassel of each corner. 39 And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD…”
Brazil captain, Thiago Silva’s second yellow card got him suspended from the semi-final against Germany and thus with star player Neymar being severely injured, the nation was not able to stand against Germany and thus they lost in the semi-finals and forfeited the chance of getting the world cup. Thiago failed to abide by the rules of the game and received his second booking of the tournament after blocking Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina. A captain’s reckless and aggressive attitude cost the nation a lot! Brazil, a five-time World Cup champion, lose to Germany in the semifinals , which is a humiliating defeat!
Be it in games or in life, you win and you succeed when you follow the rules meticulously! Are you hearing me??? Look what the Lord says in verse Numbers 15:39: “…not to follow after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined to whore after.” Pretty harsh words indeed! Wake up! Obey His rules and be blessed! Never take God and His love for granted! He warns: “..if you will not obey the voice of the LORD your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you.”(Deuteronomy 28:15)
A woman living with an already married man came to see me and asked me to pray for her, I pointed out that she is living a sinful life, for which she replied, ‘he is just a friend and nothing more’, I said, ‘friend or foe you are into an adulterous relationship.’ She stopped seeing me. I am speaking to someone out there! Around 365 times the Bible warns us with ‘thou shall not’! We are warned enormous times in the 66 books of the Bible not to transgress His commandments; feigning ignorance of the Word is no excuse - better pick up the Bible and read the Full Gospel, not just the book of Psalms and the four books of the Gospel. Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom! (Psalm 111:10)
We remember ATM passwords, profile passwords, transaction words, login passwords and what not; we remember the birth dates of the film celebrities, the wedding anniversaries and many other details very sharply; yet, we fail to honor and remember the Word of God. Alas, that’s why many Christian homes are like graveyards! Amulets, rosary beads, black threads, cannot keep you away from evil spirits and danger; only the blood of Jesus and your careful obedience of His Word can keep you protected. Leviticus 26: 6”I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid.” Are you hearing me?