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Sometimes we’re pretty good at being faithful. We read the word, we pray, and we put our belief in the ministry that brought death and engraved letters on a stone that came with glory.
We are generous and we give God the glory. If this ministry brought such glories—will not the ministry of the Spirit be more glorious? Their minds were made dull for this day; the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. Only in Christ is it taken away.
The new covenant is superior to the old covenant. The Lord’s glory transformed into his image. The Lord is the Spirit.
Lord, protect me as I go into the world today. Keep me strong in your mighty power. Amen.
A few weeks ago someone pointed out all the disasters taking place around the world as well as here in America, from blizzards to the deep freeze, from earthquakes to droughts. There seems to be no relief or place to escape. This being true I would also add the political upheavals overseas, but also with our own government. Almost every week we hear of some senseless act of violence not to mention senseless laws geared to control and satisfy someone’s greed. Almost no one can be trusted or taken at their word because it seems the end justifies the means.
What has, and is happening to our beloved country and the rest of the world?
“Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, ‘Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.’” —Psalm 2:1-3
When nations or governments are in turmoil, who are they really revolting against but the LORD God Almighty. They want freedom as they define freedom which usually enslaves the people. God’s laws and principles are viewed as restrictive and enslaving.
I believe what is taking place is the natural and expected result of rebelling against God, throwing off his yoke and doing what is right in our own eyes. It’s not the result of an oppressive Democratic Republic, or “global warming” or is that “global cooling.” Simply put it is man rebelling against and/or ignoring our creator.
“The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath ... Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling. Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.” —Psalm 2:4-5, 10-12
The Lord sees man’s plans and actions he knows his thoughts and laughs at his foolish ideas. Can man contend against God? Can man place God on trial and question him or demand he explain his actions to us? Can man ignore God with impunity? Equally foolish and arrogant!
When a country or in our case today the world is under God’s judgment what are we to do? Run faster and work harder against God? No, it begins with a healthy fear of God (vs. 11). This in turn will change the heart and a changed heart will change behavior that will be in keeping with God’s character.
I’m certain as long as the “Christian Church” continues to drift further into darkness, endorse sin as freedom, tolerance and progress; as long as our government continues to walk all over the constitution whose foundation is the Bible we will continue to experience the unbelievable and unspeakable.