Jeremiah 52:13-14 And burned the house of the LORD, and the king’s house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire: And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
The feeling of security is something everyone loves. In America, for so many years, many people have felt an absolute sense of “I am safe here.” However, we should look at the past.
Israel had a Temple built by Solomon for God, by God’s own design. It was said to be one of the most spectacular structures to have ever been built. When it was finished, God Himself said He would dwell there among His people. God’s Home on earth you might say. Therefore, for many years God had protected the land from destruction. Nothing seemed to be able to get to them. Their enemies could not defeat them and all who lived there felt safe. Babylon was a faraway country as for travel at the time. Security was not on their mind, because they had always felt secure. Their ancestors had followed God so God protected them. They felt so safe they began to forget that it was God providing their security. They had begun to follow other gods. Oh, they still with lip service honored God, but He was one of the many gods they served now. It was because of their disobedience and rebellious life that God allowed His people to be taken slaves, the land to be destroyed, and His very own dwelling place, including all of the articles inside to be destroyed and taken.
As you look at America and the way she has turned away from the One True God, how safe do you feel NOW?
We need to fall on our knees once again and ask God to give us the courage to stand up in the face of sinful, liberal lies that tell us, sin really does not matter. My friends, it matters very much. If not to us, it does matter to God. Pray for your elected officials to know God and to do His will.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Jeremiah 52 / Psalm 90 / Proverbs 14 / 1 Thessalonians 4-5
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Isa. 26-28 / Phil. 2
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