Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August 4, Wednesday Devotion

August 4, Wednesday Devotion
Joel 1:2-12
2 Hear this, you leaders of the people. Listen, all who live in the land. In all your history, has anything like this happened before? 3 Tell your children about it in the years to come, and let your children tell their children. Pass the story down from generation to generation. 4 After the cutting locusts finished eating the crops, the swarming locusts took what was left! After them came the hopping locusts, and then the stripping locusts, too!
Quick Notes/Questions
There are natural disasters that happen all the time.  Sometimes we say God was angry with that particular group of people and they need to repent.  The problem is that there always seems to be more areas around the world that are even worse in those same kinds of sin and they remain unaffected.  The question is does God cause natural disasters to effect repentance?  My answer is yes and no.  If God causes a natural disaster because of people who were sinful, then technically it is the sinful people who cause natural disasters because it is their sin that causes God to act.  At the same time, I really struggle with God causing chaos.  Our God creates out of order and chaos is what order opposes.  What do you think?
God, please let me learn to repent before natural disasters occur.  May my life be patterned to always turn from whatever wrong or sin that I initially endeavor.  Amen.

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