But before they satisfied their craving, while the meat was still in their mouths, the anger of God rose against them, and he killed their strongest men. He struck down the finest of Israel's young men. But in spite of this, the people kept sinning. Despite his wonders they refused to trust him. So he ended their lives in failure,their years in terror. Psalm 78: 30-33 NLT
God tries generosity. The people still sin.
God tries punishment. The people still sin.
God tries wonders and miracles. The people still sin.
God gives up and allows the people to live their lives in failure and terror. God tried. Then God decides to begin again with the next generation.
Do you think God has given up with your generation? Why or why not? Is there hope for future generations? Do you think trust in God will increase in the future? Why? Why not?
God, we can't seem to do anything right. We sin, we crave, we petition, we don't listen, we ignore the helpless, we turn our backs on the plight of those who have little, we receive your blessings and keep on with the same behavior. Have you given up on us? Do you see more hope in future generations? Forgive us, we pray. May we be harbingers of your hope both now and in the future. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims