Jan 17, 2019
Things weren’t looking good in Judah. Of course, it depended upon your particular perspective. The people of Judah were bothered by the presence of enemies and the threat of invasion. But God was much more concerned about the presence of sin in the midst of His people. In fact, the very reason the people of God were having to worry about invasion was because they had sinned against God. He was the one who was bringing destruction in the form of pagan nations. And He was doing it because the entire nation was marred by sin. From the politicians to the religious leaders, corruption and immorality filled their ranks and trickled down to the people under their care. Spiritual darkness filled the land and, while God had promised to send the light of new dawn, there were going to be some lightless days in the foreseeable future. His judgment was going to fall on the nation. He was not going to tolerate or overlook their rebellion against Him any longer. Everyone was guilty and deserving of His divine wrath.