Often I see articles, or words, by people who predict a great judgment to befall a country (it’s usually America…though other countries are available…). But that got me thinking. What do we mean by judgment? Usually we are thinking of some kind of calamity – earthquake, storm, financial crash, etc. Now, that’s not wrong, and we know from the Bible that such judgments do occur.
But, it seems to me that the very worst kind of judgment that God could bestow on a rebellious people is to say “Thy will be done”. That is, to leave us alone with our desires, with our appetites and with our fears; to stand back and allow us to do what we want. I can’t imagine a more terrifying judgment than that.
Sometimes I wonder if that is the very judgment that has now been bestowed on us.