Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 18, II Kings 21:10-18 more evil than all that the Amorites

The false religious practices of the people in that region were pretty bad.  Human sacrifice, cannibalism, and every form of sex imaginable. We think today drug use is a problem but the use of natural chemicals, stimulants, hallucinogens and opiates dates back to before Egypt. Manasseh had five different prophets telling him and the people to change, Hosea, Joel, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Isaiah. It's recorded that he had Isaiah cut in half with a wooden saw. I don't know that he did so much more differently than the pagans but that he knew it was evil which made it worse. Notice how sin is a self indulgent thing, it's the primal desire for individualism and self satisfaction. Up to this point the majority of kings in Judah were good, contrast to Israel in Samaria where they were all bad, it took 200 years before God pronounced judgment there and here in Jerusalem He judges in 55 years. God says that he will forsake His people and give them into the hand of their enemies.  I don't know that this is so much an active as it is a passive move. Just the removal of God and His influence causes strife and discord, look at the world today, there is not a nation who serves God and globally we have terrorism, different levels of poverty, and social and economic collapse. It's as if the people have said we don't need God and God has said O.K.

Today's workout, cardio intervals.
Step, squat, windmill, burpee, jump rope.

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