Some wisdom for the 2010 hurricane season June 5, 2010Posted by stevekerp in Uncategorized.
In the interest of avoiding public panic or outrage, the possible intensifying of effects of any hurricane due to the Corexit 9500 dispersant chemicals and the massive amounts of benzene now known to be in the atmosphere due to the yet-uncontained release of massive amounts of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico is generally not being emphasized by the mainstream media, as you may have noticed. Rather, the focus of the discussion seems to be on possible civil or criminal charges against BP, why the last effort to stop the flow of oil failed, and why the next effort might succeed. And neither the media (understandably) or the church seems to connect this with divine judgment against America for our national sins.
I believe the Bible speaks to this in Proverbs 1:
How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning and fools hate knowledge. Turn at my rebuke; surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.
Because I have called and you refused — I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded — because you disdained all my counsel and would have none of my rebuke, I also will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when your terror comes; when your terror comes like a storm and your destruction comes like a hurricane, when distress and anguish come upon you.
Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD, They would have none of my counsel and despised my every rebuke, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled to the full with their own fancies. For the turning away of the simple will slay them and the complacency of fools will destroy them.
But whoever listens to me will dwell safely and will be secure, without fear of evil.
We still have “mockers” among us … even among those who consider themselves Christians. They see no connection between the explicit Word of God that speaks to judgment against wicked nations, our murder of the unborn and “normalization” of sodomy, and the current catastrophes (which can only get worse unless God relents). Scorners still think the collapse of our economy, the escalating of earthquake activity, the Gulf oil disaster and the rest are just “the way things are” but “things will get better; they always have.” So they remain unconcerned, distracted, unrepentant, and prayerless.
Look again at the verses above and decide whether you would prefer to have God mock when terror comes, or if you would like to dwell safely without fear of evil. The time of decision has arrived. Choose wisely.