Have you wondered lately where the world is headed? All you have to do is turn on the news and you will be bombarded with tales of death and destruction... and obvious evidence that the US is now, and has been, headed in a direction that is not in line with the will of God.
Recently Mickey has been reading in Proverbs, and he shared this verse with me last week. I must say, this verse has haunted me of late. And with the upcoming election, it keeps popping up in my mind...
20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street,
she raises her voice in the public squares;
21 at the head of the noisy streets [a] she cries out,
in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
22 "How long will you simple ones [b] love your simple ways?
How long will mockers delight in mockery
and fools hate knowledge?
23 If you had responded to my rebuke,
I would have poured out my heart to you
and made my thoughts known to you.
24 But since you rejected me when I called
and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
25 since you ignored all my advice
and would not accept my rebuke,
26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster;
I will mock when calamity overtakes you-
27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
28 "Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
they will look for me but will not find me.
29 Since they hated knowledge
and did not choose to fear the LORD,
30 since they would not accept my advice
and spurned my rebuke,
31 they will eat the fruit of their ways
and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
and be at ease, without fear of harm."
Okay, heavy I know... but wow!!! There will be many churches all over the US fasting and praying over the weekend for the upcoming elections and no matter your plans, I hope that you will take the time to ask God to protect our country, and that above all else, that His will be done.