Rebellion Has Its Own Reward!

Nehemiah 9:16-17 KJV – 16 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments,

17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou [art] a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

Here we see a picture of the nation of Israel. God had been good to them and blessed them. However, the Bible declares that they were not mindful of the goodness God worked in their lives. Instead they rebelled against the God who had created them.

I believe such is the state of our nation. God has blessed us with wealth above all other places on earth. However, we have forsaken his word and rejected His laws in pursuit of our own pleasures.

We are in a place of violence and hatred because of our departure from the laws of God. We are ruled by greed and malice. People have lost the peace God intended us top have. There is division as men seek their own way and God has removed His protection from our society. We read and hear daily of killings in our streets, rebellion against our police and public officials.

If there is not a return to civility and respect of God, it is only going to get worse.  Fortunately, we can see that God is ready to pardon. He is willing to forgive our disobedience to Him. He has not yet forsaken us.

As a nation we need to repent of our sins and return to the foundations that brought blessing to us. Let us Pray and ask God to once again put His hand of Protection and keeping on us. Unless we do I am fearful of what is ahead for a people that continue to reject God.

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