My People

Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.1

 

The NIV uses the word “Backsliding” whereas the AV states that God will save us from our “dwelling places”.

Backsliding –the opposite of repentance; they are diametrically opposed to one another!  One is turning away from God toward evil and the other is turning away from evil toward God.

Dwelling place –where I live, my habitation, the seat, my resting place.  Does what ever I look to for comfort, identify my resting place?

Is my resting place God?  Is he my comforter, or am I still looking to sin for comfort?

Surely I need to be delivered from the dwelling place that produces backsliding!

And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.2

 

Do the things that humble us harm us?3  4  Don’t the choices we make dictate the life we live?5

My Prayer: God, please save me out of my dwelling place where I have sinned.  In faith, I apply the blood of Jesus, cleanse me; I want you to be my God and I want to be counted with your people.  Please continue to refine me and conform me to your image.6Amen.