Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.
~Galatians 6:7, NLT
The mill stone of God’s judgement turns slow, but it grinds exceedingly fine.
As I was studying Psalm 74 Sunday evening, the LORD spoke to me. When the Chaldeans/Babylonians invaded Judea and captured Jerusalem, they totally destroyed the Temple and took all the gold and sacred vessels. They did not leave one stone on another. They came in like crazed lumberjacks and chopped down the entire city like it was a grove of trees. Not only did they annihilate Judah’s army and destroy every building: they took pleasure in doing it. The Chaldeans were not good sports; they rubbed salt in the wound by hollowing insults and blaspheming Yahweh. They did everything imaginable to humiliate the Jews. They wanted to create a terrible memory in the mind of every Jew, and they succeeded. The Chaldeans were violent, brutal, cruel and loud. They would not stop gloating.
The poor helpless Jews had no way of defending themselves; all they could do was watch in horror. Is there any good news in this story? Yes, matter of fact, there is: the Babylonians destroyed the city, the Temple and all the palaces but they could not destroy God’s heritage. I think they intended to destroy the Jews and crush their will, but it did not happen. The Jews thrived in captivity. I can see these pagans shaking their fist at heaven in defiance of Yahweh, thinking they had destroyed God’s people but nothing could be further from the truth. All they did was make them stronger. I can see these mighty men holding their weapons high and shouting insults to the Jews and blasphemy to heaven, but they did rattle heaven. They were no threat to Yahweh. They could not do any more than He allowed. There are a lot of fleas, mites, chiggers, ants and even moles between my house and the office but I never worry about them impeding my journey to and fro. Why? They are not big enough to cause me grief. There might be a million ants between the house and my building, but I don’t worry about them; they are too small to be a threat. God is not worried about the Bidens, or Putin, or the Marxist. They may see themselves as being powerful, but God laughs at their impotence. They are sowing in defiance but they will reap in sorrow. The law of retribution is weaved into the fabric of the universe. They will reap what they are sowing. It is simply a matter of time.
Got off to a late start again. I lay awake at night and then want to sleep in the morning. I guess since I am retired, I can do what I want but I don’t like starting late…to many distractions.
I hope you have a good day and thanks for reading the blog.