What I Read Today;

Leviticus 1-2; Psalm 38; Isaiah 5; Mark 10; 2 Corinthians 6

The Jewish nation was seeing good times.  At least in the eyes of the upper class. The rich were building houses. They were getting rich and seeking pleasure.  What could be better than that?

God was not impressed.

In the never-ending search for pleasure, the wealthy were taking advantage of their good fortune and allowing the poor and innocent to suffer.  The rich could buy there way out of trouble with a bribe, and deprive the innocent of there rights.

Things looked great on the surface, but scratch a little, and you’d find things were not what they seemed.

In their quest for pleasure, things that God called evil, were now called good.

Does this sound familiar?

Let’s examine:

  • Today in the United States, we see the rich growing richer and the poor becoming poorer.
  • More and more people are living in poverty.
  • Our stock market is growing, but our schools are falling apart.
  • Areas of the country don’t have clean drinking water.
  • Our divorce rate is higher than ever.  Broken homes are leading to troubles in every part of our society.
  • Our government’s treatment of immigrants is simply not right
  • Our congress couldn’t pass a bill protecting children who were born alive during abortions.  The fact that we needed a bill like this in the first place should frighten you.
  • We are locked in an endless cycle of war across the world

Things are not good.  I wonder what God thinks when he’s looking down on us?  Maybe it’s time that the church repents and pray and then act!

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