Imagine yourself living in Jerusalem during the last days before Nebuchadnezzar and his armies wiped it out. As your world rushes toward oblivion, what is going on in this nation?
–Idol worship, with its immoral practices, is rampant .
–Crime and violence are everywhere. (Ezekiel 7:23)
–God’s holy place is the site of blasphemous practices. (Ezekiel 8)
–Preachers assure the people that God won’t punish sin. (Ezekiel 13:8-10)
–Parents are sacrificing their children. (2 Chron. 28:3 & 33:6)
–Bearers of God’s warnings are mocked and silenced.
What parts of this are not happening again today? As our nation and the whole world hurtles headlong toward certain catastrophe, how do we live?
Do we stick our heads in the sand? Do we shrug our shoulders? Do we drown it all out with false assurances? Do we commit to being faithful to God regardless of the consequences? Do we “stand up and raise [y]our heads, because [y]our redemption is drawing near”? (Luke 21:28)
Is God still in control? Yes! It’s all written in the book of Daniel. All present (and future) human governments will be demolished as those in the past have been, and will be replaced by God’s glorious and eternal kingdom. And the good news is that know I’ll be part of that! You can be, too .