Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store

Just read an article in World mag about the rising price of food around the world, hungry people, riots in some places.

Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. 17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.

This is going to be a theme for some time to come, crops destroyed, prices rising until we can't afford to eat even here in the US.

This is God's judgment against a nation that has been increasingly thumbing its nose at His commandments. Abortion, every kind of sexual sin, divorce, gay "rights." Anyone who knows the God of the Bible knows that He doesn't bless a nation for long that ignores his law, but is there a move to repentance, even in the churches?

Even some of our Presidents of the past have called for a day or a time of repentance, of fasting and prayer for the nation. We can't do that any more, can we? It would offend atheists and other religions if a President acted on our Christian heritage to do such a thing. At least the churches should be doing it, however, and I don't see that happening either. Oh a prayer or two from the pulpit asking God for mercy, but not what is really needed. We should be in sackcloth and ashes, fasting and praying for long periods if we are to have any hope of God's having mercy on this nation at this point.