Wonder why God really destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? It wasn’t because sodomy is the worst sin on the planet as some might think. It was because of the total rottenness of that society. When a nation or society throws off all restraint and flaunts its sins, no matter what those sins are, that nation or society not only loses the blessings of God but incurs His wrath as well. Genesis 19: 4-5 tells us that all the men of Sodom, both young and old, surrounded Lot’s house and demanded that Lot bring out his two guests—which they had no way of knowing were angels—so they could “know them” i.e. have carnal knowledge of them. Was every single man in Sodom planning to abuse Lot’s angelic guests? There’s no way of knowing for sure, but I doubt it. Still they stood with the others demanding their right to do so, or at least the right of their companions to do so. When a mob of men can surround a house like that and make demands like that, it suggests a total breakdown of society, a total lack of understanding of right and wrong, and a degeneration so deep that sin, as Sodom shows us, becomes pervasive, brazen, flaunted, and militant. What else could God do but utterly destroy the place?
Is this where we’re headed? Look at the signs, then you tell me. Scripture says “Righteousness exalteth a nation” (Proverbs 14:34). Conversely, the opposite is true. Unrighteousness will tear down and destroy a nation.
As sinners of all stripes begin to openly flaunt their sins in society, unabashed and regardless of consequences; not fearing censure or God Himself, we can only be heading toward the edge of calamity. And make no mistake, my friends, the gag is about to tighten around those who desire to stand for righteousness and honor God’s word. The howl and roar of the world outside our door will only get louder as it demands we condone its immorality. And it will try to pressure into silence, those of us who do stand, demanding we conform to their way of thinking by calling us bigots, haters, extremist fringe, people void of compassion and the milk of human kindness, insensitive, or outdated Neanderthals. And when they do, remember their fight is not with us but with God. For they fight to throw off His statues, not ours. And no matter what heads of state, no matter the number of dignitaries or lawmakers or courts that tout or enact ungodliness, there is still the Just Judge, the Creator of the Universe, and He will have the last say because He makes the rules and we don’t.
We need to pray for our nation and the people around us. Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness.” It carries the sobering reminder of what’s at stake.
Until next week,