Yes, as I wrote about in my last blog, God hates our evil practices, and it must seem like a poke in the eye when the gay brigade parade their sin, for He made us all in His image, with an awesome future for those who are obedient to His Laws.
But they are only the most visible of sinners, and we have to realise that violation of His Laws exact an automatic penalty, whenever we sin.
The fact is that God loves us so much that He hopes that we will turn from our sins so that we can be forgiven, and God acts with ‘tough love’, teaching that even little children need to be taught that disobedience is damaging. Proverbs 13:24, ‘Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.’ NIV.
God has said that if we do not repent of our evil, great punishment lies ahead for our nation, until we do repent, for he looks on our nations as His children. Ezekiel 20:43, And there [in slavery] you shall remember your ways and all your deeds with which you have defiled yourselves, and you shall loathe yourselves for all the evils that you have committed.’
Even now, before then, He is beginning to deal with us according to our sins, Ezekiel 20:47, ‘Say to the southern forest: ‘Hear the word of the LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am about to set fire to you, and it will consume all your trees, both green and dry. The blazing flame will not be quenched, and every face from south to north will be scorched by it.’ NIV. The Bible tells us, time after time, that God controls the climate and changes it at His will.
Jeremiah 21:14, “I will punish you as your deeds deserve, declares the LORD. I will kindle a fire in your forests that will consume everything around you.'” You know what our sins are. They are too many to list here, but all we can do is start with ourselves. Make that change, and you will begin to enjoy God’s blessings, and God’s protection in the dangers ahead.