Wednesday, October 29, 2008

But What Will You Do in the End?

Back to finish up the 5th chapter of Jeremiah, where God continues to detail why he is going to bring judgement on the sins of the people, who had once followed him.

Jeremiah 5:26 - 31:

"Among my people are wicked men who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch men. Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful and have become fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not plead the case of the fatherless to win it, they do not defend the rights of the poor. Should I not punish them for this?, declares the Lord. Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this? A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?"

There are many in our news today who sound just like what was just described by the Lord. He says in verses 27 - 28, "the rich and powerful have grown fat and sleek, and their evil deeds have no limits; they do not plead the case of the fatherless". Well that sounds like many who are on the far left political side of things, and how they gloat in their power and wealth, and give no thought whatsoever to the fatherless - to me, that could mean all those innocent babies who are butchered in abortion clinics.

We also hear men like Reverend Wright, Luis Farrakand, and the Catholic priest (whose name I can't remember), who spoke in Rev. Wright's church, who spew hate, division, and prejudice. These men are in positions of leadership and authority, but to whom? Who do they answer to, and who are they accountable to?

The last verse states that "and my people love it this way". How terribly sad, that many who say they are Christians, accept this behavior of all mentioned above, and sit back idly as though they were deaf and dumb.

This political circus will come to an end in six days, and whomever gets elected into the office of President of the United States, only does so because the Lord has allowed it to come to pass in order to fulfill his will, and his purposes.

I fear the judgement our country could possibly face, should we decide to allow those who portray all the sin that we've covered thus far in the book of Jeremiah, to take office and lead this country further and further away from the morals and laws of The Lord God Almighty.

He has been so good and so merciful to our great country for so many years, but this grace and mercy will not last forever - sin always brings judgement.

The main question today is what I titled this blog - "But what will you do in the end"? Will you be vocal in your faith? Will you dare to stand up and speak up about what's right and wrong, even though our society has developed a system where there no longer seems to be right or wrong?

What will you do in the end? Will you trust Jesus with your life, and know that in the end, your eternal life will be spent in Heaven, or will you choose to deny Jesus, and spend your eternal life in the fires of Hell? It's a choice that the Lord gives to each of us - He doesn't send anyone to Hell. II Peter 3:9 says, "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting ANYONE to perish, but EVERYONE to come to repentance".

We are never guaranteed tomorrow, so make today the day that you make the right choice - choose the path of repentance, and give your heart to the Lord. He can and will give you a whole new life, and will be with you through all the ups and downs, twists and turns that life hands us daily. And in the end, we will be with him in Glory, forever without end.

No comments: