When God Separates You From Everyone
When god separates you from everyone: Whenever you feel like you have been separated from God by a broken heart, a divorce, or a loss of faith, do not be discouraged. God is not mad at you, and He is saving you from heartbreak.
Idolatry is the highest form of rebellion against God
Throughout the Old Testament, Israel has consistently rebelled against God through idolatry. The people of Israel looked to pagan nations to protect them from God. Their rebellion prevented God's plan to fill the earth.
The first four of the Ten Commandments prohibit idolatry. Idolatry is a direct disobedience of God's revealed truth through law.
Also read: "God Isolates Before He Elevates"
The Bible teaches that the pagan world lives in all kinds of wickedness. They live in immorality, homosexuality, and lust. They reject general revelation through creation, as well as special revelation through Scripture. They are ignorant of God, and thus alienated from him. They do not trust God for their resources. They seek to gain glory that only God can give.
During the time of Micah, idolatry was in full bloom in Israel and Judah. The people were prostituting themselves spiritually in idolatrous practices. They were following the disobedient ways of Ahaz and Jeroboam. The land of Judah continued to be part of the southern kingdom during this time.
He's teaching you a lesson
Getting caught up in a fist fight is not the same as winning one. One of the reasons for the aforementioned tussle is that we aren't exactly in the same place, i.e. the same room. Those of us who are lucky enough to share a drom with someone we respect are at an advantage when it comes to making the right decisions. This is not to say we haven't had our share of tiffs, but in general we've managed to keep our cool.
I'll be the first to admit that I've been a tad bit competitive as of late. In fact, I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to my own business, but I'm usually the last person standing, and that makes for a winning partnership. As such, I've decided to write up a little piece of blog etiquette. If you are a parent or a kid, please don't worry. I'm here to help. This is one of the most important rules of thumb I've learned in my years as a parent.
He's saving you from heartbreak
Having said that, you have probably heard of at least one of the above mentioned esoterics. A quick Google search will do the trick, or at least give you the upper hand. There is no need to be embarrassed about it, if you're in a group of like minded people. A cocktail of the ilk is the perfect setting to unload all your accumulated stress. You'll be glad you did, and you'll be the envy of the lucky few. The only downside is the fact you'll have to deal with them for the remainder of the night. Fortunately, it's only a matter of time before you'll be back in the saddle.
He's not mad at you
Regardless of how much you love someone, there are times when God removes them from your life. They may have become a bad influence or they may have distracted you from your devotion to God. Whatever the reason, God wants you to focus on Him and not on them.
In these situations, God knows that they are toxic and knows how to remove them from your life. He may have known they would hurt you or that they were going to hurt you without you realizing it. However, He isn't mad at you for it. He loves you and wants you to have the best life possible.
The Bible says that God has a plan for everyone. He wants you to put your faith in Jesus and be able to live free from the condemnation of sin. However, if you have sinned, there is a way for you to be restored. You must repent of your sins and accept God's forgiveness.