Have you ever built a house or some kind of structure? One of the most important things to remember is that you need to use a “plumb-line.” What is a plumb-line? The definition states “a string with a metal weight at one end that, when suspended, points directly towards the earth’s center of gravity and so is used to determine verticality.” In other words, it assures you that things remain straight and not crooked or askew. I believe we are lacking a moral plumb-line today in our country. It seems that everyone is allowed the latitude to decide for themselves what is moral and what is not. So, what does moral mean, The Webster Dictionary says “of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior.” We need to have a place or a baseline to determine what is right and what wrong behavior is. This is the problem, who determines this? If you call yourself a Christian, there is only one place you can get that information, The Bible. But does the bible actually talk about a plumb line? In the book of Amos, Chapter 7 verse 8 it reads, “And the LORD said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “Behold, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass by them.” A study will show you that if we use the moral standing of Jesus Christ as our plumb line and live by it as our own, God will bless us. As a Nation we need to be blessed by God and we will, IF we pay attention to The Word of God and DO what it says. Second Chronicles 7:14. Read it. Psalm 127:1 says “Unless the Lord builds the house, they laborer in vain who build it; unless The Lord guards the city, the watchmen keep awake in vain. Where are you? Do you have the correct plumb line? Jesus Christ is calling to you, are you listening? Trust in Him today.
Pastor Mike Tarsi