Foolishly destroying ourselves!

“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)
We know so much more than they did back then.
Think of the amazing scientific discoveries and insights into the universe.
We are absolutely brilliant, and yet we are as foolish as they were then.
“There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery.
They break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.” (Hosea 4:2)

This sounds like the evening news, or conversations in workplaces.
I’m no prophet, but as I look at the world, I sense something deeply wrong.
When I hear peoples’ stories, and watch peoples’ lives, there’s so much brokenness.
Our world is in crisis, yet too many of us act as if everything is normal.
I’m the first to admit that religion hasn’t helped, so I do not preach religion.
But I do preach Jesus: His message and His way offer a life-changing wisdom.
We don’t need religion, we don’t need church; we need God, Jesus and each other.
We need to rediscover God’s ways, and find freedom within God’s bounds.
We are looking for intelligent life out there; can we find it down here?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, we’ve made a huge mess of things. Even worse, we’ve turned Your love into a dead and deadly system of oppression. We need help, we need You. Open our minds so that we can know, and stop destroying ourselves.

One Comment

  1. For I desire mercy . . .
    and acknowledgment of God
    There is no faithfulness, no love,
    no acknowledgment of God in the land.

    When I see the happenings of today . . .
    in the elections each belittling the other,
    the governments and the parties within devouring one another for their self interests and not the interests of the people
    the happenings in nature of the storms, the eruptions

    I see we too have gone astray and have gone our own way
    not acknowledging that this is my Father’s world.
    In God I trust and the nations need to also trust in Him for their is no life/living without Him. Until that happens we will self destruct.

    This is my Father’s world:
    Oh, let me ne’er forget
    That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
    God is the ruler yet.
    This is my Father’s world,
    The battle is not done:
    Jesus who died shall be satisfied,
    And earth and Heav’n be one.

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