A Reason for the Chaos?

Posted on June 3, 2020

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By David Ettinger

Just Maybe …
Just thinking aloud here, and certainly don’t wish to harp on this (as I’ve done in a number of posts).

Of course context is everything in the Bible. For instance, when God addresses ancient Israel, what He says to them, first and foremost, is intended for them at that moment. This, however, does not mean that what God is saying does not have a wider reach.

The reason for this is that whenever God speaks, we learn something about His heart, character, or nature. Even in a curious chapter such as Leviticus 14 we learn something of God’s sense of purity and of His care for the minutia of life.

With this in mind, let’s look at a passage from Joshua 24, where Joshua is addressing the people of Israel. In telling them that worshiping and obeying God is no small matter but something which must be diligently done, He issues this warning in verses 19 and 20:

You are not able to serve the Lord. He is a holy God; he is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins. If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, he will turn and bring disaster on you and make an end of you, after he has been good to you.

I believe this passage speaks for itself. Now, please read it once or twice more and ask yourself a question: “Though God addressed this to ancient Israel, maybe, just maybe, can this also apply to the United States, to whom He has bestowed so many blessings? Can this be the reason why our nation is imploding?

I leave the rest to your considerations.