O Lord, God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep this desire in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you. 1 Chronicles 29:18Why is there such an issue with loyalty? Why do we forsake the things that we say we will never forsake? Why do we do the things we think we’ll never do? Well, I’ve got a newsflash for you. We don’t plan to do it. It’s not like we set out to abandon our belief system to the point where our moral compass is nowhere to be found. But it happens. It happens one itty, bitty step at a time. And before you know it, you’re all the way down the beach and can’t seem to find your hotel. Let’s be on our guard. Bad company corrupts good character, according to 1 Corinthians 15:33. Let’s make the converse true as well…Good character influences bad company for the better.
Forsaking one’s beliefs is not something that only our generation has faced. It started long before you and I ever stepped foot on planet earth. It started in the Garden of Eden. It continued throughout many generations after that. And many generations after that. And many after that. Prior to his death, King David prayed a prayer. It included many things in it, but towards the end of the prayer, he said,