Bible reading today: Jeremiah 8 and 9, Psalm 73: 1-14, Proverbs 20, Acts 1.

Today’s scripture verse:  Matthew 5:44. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Being separated from a holy God is one thing but did you know and realize that mankind is so evil and sinful that they are separated among themselves. Man is an alien to each other and hostile in attitudes of sin towards their fellow men. These are the main social problems in society, individuals just can’t get along today, not like decades ago. Today, the family unit is broken and cannot properly relate and true friendship is a thing of the past, war is all around us. Even groups of like-minded people cannot exist peacefully. James 4:1-3 puts it all together.  “Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?  You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.  You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.