Sojourning in Sin

We should not be sojourning in a place which is destined for judgment. The Psalms say, “Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!” Kedar is a place whereupon The LORD pronounced judgment. He said,

Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail: And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the Lord God of Israel hath spoken it. [Isa 21:16-17]

To sojourn is to travel through a place as a nomad. And so we see that it is not a valid excuse to justify sin by saying “it’s only for a little while” or to disobey God’s word with the same justification. It’s also not for us to be fellowshipping with sinful people or in sinful places and justifying it in the same way. Any place that The LORD has pronounced judgment upon, any wicked mindset or attitude or action, if any of these are found in us, it is said, woe to those who sojourn in these places! So let us forsake these places, these attitudes, these people. We are to make God Himself our tabernacle, not Mesech or the tents of Kedar. Just as the Psalmist prayed, “Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort.”

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