“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14, NLT).
This morning, I started my day by reading the biblical book of Habakkuk. It’s a short book with an odd-sounding name by today’s standards, and it’s message is absolutely poignant. I highly encourage you to read it; as I said, it’s short and to the point.
The message of Habakkuk got me thinking about the world we live in today. I found myself pondering Romans 1:28: “Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done” (New Living Translation). This one statement summarizes the condition of modern humanity. People have chosen their way over God’s way, and many have chosen to reject the very existence of God. Don’t think so? Let’s read on:
Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.
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