Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. But now that you know God--or rather are known by God--how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces? Do you wish to be enslaved by them over and over again?
These are such painful, convicting words. Even when we know better, and have lived and grown in the presence of God, we will still turn back to old ways and to old sins. Why don't we learn? I am so thankful that God forgives and wipes our sins away so readily. We have to remember that we belong to God. We are his, and his is the most excellent way.
Thank-you, Father, for the blessings you shower on me. When I am wondering why things need to be so difficult, you remind me of my place on this earth, and what I can contribute. Help me to see and hear all you need me to know. Amen