... you have not been as My servant David, who kept My commandments and who followed Me with all his heart, to do only what was right in My eyes; 9 but you have done more evil than all who were before you, for you have gone and made for yourself other gods and molded images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back (I Kings 14:8-9)
I cannot shake the thought from my mind that we are in big trouble, as a nation. We have broken covenant with our God, Whose covenant we cut at Federation: "... humbly relying upon the blessing of Almighty God." It is a serious thing to break covenant with God; His vengeance is without pity: as it was in AD 70 upon Jerusalem, as it was upon the Roman Empire in 476, as it was upon Byzantium in 1453, as it was upon Russia in 1917, as it has been in many other parts of Christendom where the covenant of God has not been taken seriously, and God has been provoked to anger by the raising up of idols, and He has been cast behind the backs of His people through the neglect of His Holy Law.
Our God is no respecter of persons:
'Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, "Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him."' (Acts 10:34-35)
On the other hand:
"And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; ..." (II Thessalonians 1:7-9)
The idolatry of self worship is exemplified in the move towards the entrenchment of a Charter of Rights in Australia. Such a Charter can only lead to an even greater disintegration of our moral heritage.
This morning, I wish to join with all who sigh and cry over the abominations that are being performed in our nation. Perhaps the Lord will have mercy upon us.
"Oh Lord, in Your judgements remember mercy."
I fear God!