The Word for today:
Jeremiah 46, 47
What in the world is going on?
Turn on the TV news. Scenes from around the world flash across the screen. Suicide bombings in the Middle East; failing currencies in Europe; collapsing economies; epidemics and pandemics; earthquake upon earthquake; genocide; revolution; ethnic unrest; drug trafficking at unprecedented levels; famine; state-sponsored terrorism; tyranny; nuclear proliferation into rogue countries pledged to annihilate their enemies. The mind reels, trying to take it in.
In the United States a culture of dependency leaves stupefying deficits in its wake; citizens lose trust in their government; citizens lose trust in financial, educational, and media institutions. Immorality of every sort--which has always been rampant behind closed doors--emerges from the closet and parades down 5th Avenue with the mayor. As a nation, we have voted out God and made ourselves the legislators of right and wrong, the arbiters of life and death.
What in the world--and in the neighborhood--is going on?
What's going on is exactly what the Word of God says will go on. There's nothing on the newscast that's news to him.