Today’s bible reading very much reminded me of the state of things in, not only America, but in our world today. Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are clever in their own eyes and clever in their own sight…………Who justify the wicked for a bribe and take away the rights of the ones who are in the right! Isaiah 5:20, 21, 23.
The continuing verses go on to speak of God’s wrath being poured out because of the people’s thinking and behaviors.
Imagine a very large dam like the Hoover Dam. This dam is a phenomenal concrete behemoth! It measures 1,244 feet in length, is 644 feet thick and 726 feet high. It’s said to hold back such a great volume of water that it has deformed the earths crust and it caused around 600 earthquakes in the 10 years after it was built. Wow!
I cannot begin to fathom what would happen if the strong materials of the walls of that dam became weakened or compromised and the extreme weight of the waters behind it eventually won out. The floodgates would be opened to a roaring fury of waters that would annihilate anything and everything in it’s path, leaving behind nothing but chaos, destruction and heartache.
Our nation, our world, is sitting below a humongous dam itself. A dam much larger and more threatening than the little ole Hoover Dam. We are precariously sitting below a dam in which the waters of God’s wrath are beating furiously upon the dam of His grace.
Sadly, our delusional, misguided society has begun to poke holes in and weaken the infrastructure of the dam of God’s grace through denying and even foolishly attempting to change God’s created order of male and female and the legalization of same sex marriage and abortion, just to name a few.
Do they really believe they can spit in the face of our perfect holy Creator by changing His familial foundation for society? ? Do they think they can try to strip believers of their right to live their lives and conduct their jobs according to God’s holy and true word and not be held accountable for their destructive and hateful attitudes and actions toward God and those who are His?
The great and mighty dam of God’s grace has been compromised. It’s been weakened. How long before the torrent of furious waters begin rushing out no one knows, except for God.
I do know that I’m so very glad to know that as a believer, when that dam does burst, I will still be the recipient of God’s unmerited grace and not His wrath, thanks to my dear sweet Jesus and His sacrifice made on my behalf.
Tragically, the same can’t be said for unbelievers. Instead of being children of God’s grace, they are children of God’s wrath. They need repentance. They need our heartfelt prayers. They need the good news of the gospel of Christ Jesus. They need us. As believers we are to be God’s mouths, hands and feet. That responsibility lies with us.
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19,20