What happens to a nation when its decency erodes? What happens when its people, by and large, forsake the worship of the Lord? It surrenders principles. It relinquishes ethics. It lets public pleasures override personal faith. In the process of moral decay, the critical importance of the family structure breaks down, and the individual selfish tendencies trump the need for a relationship with God. Havoc, mayhem, and emotional carnage ensue. This is what happened to Israel many years ago, per Jeremiah 3. It is a warning for the church today. May we always defend the honor of God and seek to instill His virtues, and values, in our lives, and in our homes.
Jeremiah 3:6 “The Lord spoke to me during the time King Josiah was ruling the nation of Judah. He said, “Jeremiah, you saw the bad things Israel did! You saw how she was unfaithful to me. She was unfaithful to me with every idol on every hill and under every green tree.’” (NIV)
Kevin Orr (7/30/2019)