Friday, August 14, 2009

There is Swearing, Deception… (Hosea 4:2)

Hosea 4:1-2: 1 Listen to the word of the Lord, O sons of Israel, For the Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land. 2 There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery. They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.

Whatever one thinks about the subject of healthcare, all should be appalled by the manner in which the debate is being conducted, or avoided.  Clearly, the sins of swearing and deception are not new to the American political scene – these things have been around since the fall of man.  What is so disturbing is that there appears to be no sense of personal shame for the hypocrisy that often attends the politics of our nation’s leaders.  Contemporary news is rife with illustrations which reveal an America that more resembles the Israel of ancient history, to whom the Lord said: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6.

May God have mercy on America: