Jesus warns every generation to avoid the mistake his made: seeking to understand the nexus between sun and sky on weather by paying no attention to spiritual issues that forecast God’s work in history. His warning has gone unheeded. American society, not alone in its fixation, but notoriously committed to it, devotes itself to nature and its creatures; to creation and its environment; to ocean depths and mountain heights; to fertile prairies and desiccated deserts. We have a finesse in these studies denied other generations.
Which is overshadowed by an amazing ignorance of spiritual problems that doom our culture. We seek peace with creation by waging war on the Creator. Do we understand the deadly violence building in Israel? The ongoing tension between Israel and the Palestinians/Islam/Iran? Relationships always in ferment, bubbling like mud pots, warning of lethal subterranean fires beneath? The stresses build to a breaking point, then fracture into war. All the time hiding the hidden forces that will one day be a war of annihilation, threatening Israel’s future but concluding with the destruction of her enemies?
Or do we understand the result of surrendering to the demands of unsaved mortals? That it has produced increasing immorality rampaging through society, trampling Biblical values into the dust as it seeks acceptance of all practices, however aberrant; and all behavior, however wicked?
Do we really believe God doesn’t care? Or God is powerless before us? Or God is afraid to intervene lest even more people refuse to believe in and obey him? Can we be that hardened, that wicked, that stupid?
These are our days: “When the wicked rise to power, people (Christians) go into hiding”.... “....when the wicked rule, the people (Christians) groan.”) Adapted from Proverbs 28:28, 29:2. But don’t be deceived. There’s also a result IN History: “When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall” Proverbs 29:16. Christians, Sursum Corda. Lift up your hearts, for your redemption draws near.