031401 Findi g God in the Mystery of every day

Leviticus 26:3-5 “‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands,I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land. – Leviticus 26:3-5

Whenever I read the text above, I have to wonder why so many people in the world go hungry every day. By now, one would think that through technological advances and expedited shipping, there would be no shortage of food or potable water anywhere in the world. But, I am brought up short in my hope when I consider the caveat found in verse 3. The “if” of our “if, then” conditional statement. Consider what would happen if SIN had not corrupted humankind. Now, consider the global effect of sin in the world today. It is then quite easy to understand and be horrified by the stark reality of our sin and indifference. God, even at so late a time, holds out the olive branch of His love with a promise. Why are we “yet so dull”? (Matthew 15:16)

Published by larry7253

Larry M Lawrence is an author, composer, Musician, retired pastor, and lives in Missouri with his wife Jane.

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