The City That Dwelt Carelessly

This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in!  every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.

Zephaniah 2:15

“The rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me…”  sure sounds like just about any city in the United States today.  It sounds like all of America.  In fact, it sounds like all of Western Culture today.  Although this was written to the nation of Israel well over 2,000 years ago, it is perfectly applicable and relevant to our society today.

We were a “rejoicing city.”  And, we would have to admit, we have “dwelt carelessly.”  I think that most people would also readily admit that we have been lifted up with pride; we could say with the prophet that we have said “I am, and there is none beside me.”  I think that would be a nearly perfect description of our nation.  Sadly, these things brought God’s judgment on Israel, and they will bring His judgment on us if we continue down this road.

I wonder, if the Lord tarries His coming, what the United States will look like in 25 years?  50 years?  100 years?  Will people passing by “hiss, and wag their hand,” mocking the ruins of a once great nation?  Or will we, as a people, turn back to the Lord and experience a revival of Biblical Christianity?  Our place in history will be determined, as will every other nation’s, by how we respond to the Lord.

Let us not be “that city that dwelt carelessly.”

4 responses to this post.

  1. A-men Ben! Oh that every American would hear and harken to this message.

    Reply

  2. It doesn’t look good for America right now, does it? Praying with you for that heart repentance and turning back! God bless you as you respond to Him today!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: