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August 24, 2015

People have been known to place things ahead of what really important to them or their families. In days past, people feared and respected God and the House of God. Now, everything is taking place around and in His House. People place gods over the one and only True and Living God. The word of God has told us to “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you”. (Matthew 6:33) For some, it is money, material things, husbands, wives or children. ““You shall have no other gods before Me”. (Exodus 20:3)

I was watching the segment of Cecil the lion on 20/20. How many people knew of Cecil before his death went viral? There are many people suffering, hungry and homeless. Yet, the Country is more concerned over the death of a lion. In this great Country, people are tasered to death, choked to death, beaten, shot while on the ground in handcuffs or shot to death while unarmed by officers. Now, we have mothers, wives and daughters dying in jail cells. The media spent one hour focusing on a lion in Africa and neglecting the human lives, starvation, AIDS and clean drinking water; while evil are taking place right here in the United States. It is so sad when an animal life is more important than human lives. The word of God tells us “a new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another”. (John 13:34)

Just because a lion had a name, does not make it a person. Michael Brown, Sandra Bland and Eric Garner had names but I don’t see an outcry from the Country or the media. The media expressed the seven young lion left behind by Cecil death and who will care for or protect them. Who will care for and protect the children left behind by Raynette Turner, Eileen DiNino and Kindra Chapman? This Country places more emphasis on animals while neglecting human lives. We build million dollars stadiums while humans are neglected the comfort of medical treatment or a warm place to lay their heads. We have become a spoiled Nation. God have blessed us with material blessings but we still want more. We have neglected “what thus saith the Lord”. We are not seeking first the Kingdom of Heaven nor are we seeking eternal things over material things. Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things”. (Colossians 3:1-2)

Prayer: Forgive us of our neglects, our sins and our iniquities. Grant us wisdom and knowledge to understand and do Your word. As we are living our last days in the valley of dry bones, we ask You to blow life back into these bone, that there will be a mighty shaking; that people would repent, pray, seek Your face and turn from their wicked ways. Father, we thank Thee for the time You have been patient with us. Help us to number our days and lift You higher and higher. Amen

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