In the entire Book of Judges after Joshua died the Israelites went on to worship the idols of the people they did not conquer. As a consequence Jehovah sent a lot of tribulation to them. When they repented He took the persecution away. Once the Lord blessed them, then like dumbo’s, they went right back to idol worshipping.
Are we not guilty of the same goof ups?
We get comfortable in the Lords blessings and start worshipping the blessing instead of Jehovah?
Let us say you are blessed with a contract where you can live a comfortable life, do you start to worship the things this comfortable life brings you like your house or car more instead of Jehovah?
Do you consider it more important to wash the car than spending time in Bible Study?
Do you spend more time taking care of your house than in taking care of the disadvantaged in society?
Is it any wonder that Jehovah takes His blessings away from you?
You repent and Jehovah send His blessings to you and again you turn from Him.
You need not look into ancient history.
Just look at the times before the great depression and then the great depression.
Look at every time before we have had a reccetion and see how much we had abundance.
There is a saying: “When times are hard, the churches are full. When times are good the churches are empty.”
Is it not better to live in gratitude for Christ in both the sunshine and the rain?
Prayer: Jesus Pryyand (Jesus my friend) I love to spend time with You when the times are good and appreciate even more the times You are with me when the times are bad. I sing hallelujah with a joyous gratitude filled heart in Your beautiful name. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.