The times, where are we at really?
I have been reading through the Bible I started around the end of June – beginning of July. I started in the back half of the NT and after Revelations I jumped to I Samuel. I am currently in Psalms. I have also been listening to some teachings on Revelations and the end times. After the recent or no so recent election that swung the political pendulum from the right to the left it makes me ponder the state of the nation and the world in general. The political moral climate has taken a slide from the where it was in the 1950’s. Television has been or seems to be an interesting thermometer of society as a whole. We have gone from Leave it to Beaver and the Andy Griffith Show to The Soprano’s and the Spice network. That is a 50-60 year span (a generation). In going through the Old Testament I was surprised at how easily a nation could be swayed from generation to generation. Kingly father to son the spiritual climate was bipolar. Nations went back and forth so easily. After Moses had led the Israelites out of Egypt with signs and wonders and being sustained int the wilderness they still turned to worshiping objects.
This spiritual flip-flopping can cause me to be scared but also can give me hope. If a nation can be swayed negatively it can also be swayed positively. For such a change to occur we need to look at what historically brought about change. When a King AND its people would humble themselves and turn from evil and run toward God often there was a national change.
It’s late I’ll write more later…
to be continued