"Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: pride, overabundance of food, prosperous ease, and idleness were hers and her daughters' neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and the needy.”
Are you in the midst of complaining? Have you had enough? Need to get your life back on track?
That's because we are blessed with abundance. We don't realize it anymore unless it is completely taken away from us. Then we whine. And we whine loudly in protests, social media, and news outlets.
I am shocked that even my Christian friends are blatantly contesting government mishaps exercising their rights as citizens. No one seems to care they have been spared, when others have not. All they seem to care about is getting their life back on track again.
"I'm tired of staying in!"
"You can exercise socialism on me!"
You have probably heard of Sodom and Gomorrah and the terrible wickedness in those cities. But what did they do that was so displeasing to God?
What first comes to mind is sexual perversion. Surely this put God over the edge. That was why he destroyed them! It was actually something different if you look closely in the scriptures.
The problem with Sodom and Gomorrah was that they had too much! They would not share, and everything was defined to their pleasure. They were idle and lived excessively convenient lifestyles. When someone took away something that was "marked" as theirs, they whined, complained, and sought retribution. They did not want to work with anyone unless they benefited from it directly.
This type of idleness caused them to commit abominable acts. Clearly, this type of convenience is not good for us and leads us into more trouble. Failure to work together and share materials and views is not good for us and is actually dangerous. Hence, all the uprising you are lately plagued with on the news. It opens the door for evil to progress and marks us against each other.
These type of things ARE offensive to God. He expects us to be channels for Him to flow through, not reservoirs that hold everything for ourselves.
We appreciate all the conveniences we are blessed with today. But you can see lately Satan is enjoying watching us destroy our willingness to obey God or help others. We have become addicted to ease. It is inconvenience that is destroying us through this epidemic. Inconvenience, right now, is part of my life to help others and obey God's commandments. I know I am called by God to be patient and Christ-like. I know I need to check my attitude when doing so.
This Week's Meditation:
Teach me to "Not complain."
Help me to meditate: I know that you will guide me when I do.
Teach me to be patient and know you will mentor me.
Remind me that I need your help first.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. And realize God has you in his arms always.