Faithless and Stupid

Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And he did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as his father David had done, but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel. He even made metal images for the Baals, and he made offerings in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom and burned his sons as an offering, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel. And he sacrificed and made offerings on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree. 2 Chronicles 28:1-4.

Ahaz not only ignored the God of Israel; he took up with the gods of Israel’s enemies. So the Lord abandoned him and he suffered crushing defeats and the capture of many Judeans.

It would be bad enough to listen to our own leaders pervert justice and champion lawlessness, but to hear some of them attempt to school us on the Bible while doing so is a step that cannot be ignored. And it is a sign that we are in danger of being overrun and taken captive ourselves.

America is now such a godless and foolish nation that our wealth can no longer insulate us. I am reminded of the many times God turned his enemies against each other so that when the faithful showed up, there were already dead bodies everywhere.

But where are the faithful? Where are the obedient? Where are those who care more about the kingdom of God and growing it than they do about clinging to the republic and winning elections? They are too few to occupy the land.

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