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Friday, August 10, 2012

Modern Day Sodom and Gomorrah

I was listening to a Joyce Meyer podcast recently where she discussed something I found incredibly insightful. She explained that while many people link the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah to sexual sin, there was a larger issue that warranted God to destroy the cities. There was a problem of greed and disregard for the needy. 

In the first chapter of Isaiah the city of Judah is condemned and compared to the likes of Sodom and Gomorrah. Their transgressions are listed and demands made to them to get "right" with God: 

 (16) Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong.
(17) Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

(23) Your rulers are rebels, partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless;the widow’s case does not come before them.

Ezekiel 16:49-50 also reads: 

(49) Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. (50) They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen. 

To me these verses speak of an often disregarded aspect of the story Sodom and Gomorrah. Their transgressions were having and living in excess, without regard to the needy. Their leaders shook hands with thieves and held money more highly than the defense of those who could not provide for themselves. 

It doesn't take much for me to compare this to present day. To a world where all major cities in the U.S. have horrible problems with homelessness and the government looks out for their pockets and the pockets of corporations before they look out for the people. 

Are we living in a Modern Day Sodom and Gomorrah?
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  1. I Love to watch Joyce Myers! I see where your coming from although I don't think there is a total disregard for the needy and homeless although the government the we as a people could do better. Great post!

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    1. Thanks for commenting! I love Joyce Meyers also.

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