Saturday, April 20, 2013
Read Judges 2.
Here is a great reason for studying the whole bible, along with other histories. We need to remember what we did before, trying to avoid mistakes. And remember what God told us to do. It is amazing when we look back at history the periods of growth and what could be considered as prosperity and the morals of the time. A counter point is the decline of morality and the decay of society. It is a cycle that has been repeated both biblically and secularly. Each group that tries the same old ideas is convinced that they did not work before because the last group did it wrong. Currently we are world wide repeating trends again of moral decay. I would like to think we have reached the bottom but I doubt it.
Can anyone think of a single nation that today is being blessed and prospering? War and economic collapse spans the globe, there is not a single nation that can say God is their God. Most today worship entertainment and money. We in the US have forgotten so much of our past, and we continue to make the same old mistakes. Israel did this, first they did not do what God told them to do, removing the pagan influence, Next they did not tell the following generations about what God had done and said. And lastly they allowed the pagans to corrupt their relationship with God. There are standards by which we should live. Politicians can not legislate them, there must be a desire within to live righteous. The only way this will happen is by revival of the holy spirit. The most unfortunate part of this is that most Christians I know do not really want revival. When it comes it causes major disruptions, we are far too comfortable in our mediocre lives to be bothered by revival.