Nations, like individuals, are destined to live or die. And both face the same choice: do what is right or do what is wrong. Right choices lead to eternal life and wrong choices that are not consistent with God’s Word and His teachings, lead to death.
The Bible very clearly, carefully and consistently distinguishes the
difference between right and wrong, righteousness and unrighteousness.
And this distinction applies to cities as well as to citizens.
Individuals like Abel, Moses, Daniel and Paul took the right way. Men like Cain, Pharaoh, Herod and Judas took the wrong way.
Cities like Sodom and Gomorrah took the wrong way and perished. And
the “international graveyards” of Ancient Rome, Babylon, Media, Persia,
and Ancient Greece also provide historical proof of the fact that:
“Righteousness exalts a nation, and sin is a reproach to any people.”
The desolation, destruction and death of cities and nations are
recorded on the pages of history. The evidence provided by archeologists
to prove this fact is powerful and plentiful. Yet, many refuse to see
and acknowledge the hand of God and the lessons from God that He has
planted in the “sands of time.”
However, to deny a fact will not make it go away nor will ignoring it
excuse any person, city or nation from its consequences. Punishment for
sin is awaiting those who refuse to accept the love, mercy and grace of
God. But those who trust in and live for Him will be saved.
Prayer: Father, whether we like it or not, accept it or not, believe it or not, we will be judged by Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 9:17 The wicked go down to the realm of the dead, all the nations that forget God.