“But when Pharaoh saw that the rain, hail, and thunder had stopped, he and his officials sinned again, and Pharaoh again [made his heart heavy].” Exodus 9:34 (NLT)
The economy is in turmoil. People are scared. The pressure is on. Some would be tempted to say that God’s judgment is at work. Others would say it’s just a normal part of life. Whatever the case, God always uses circumstances to try to get our attention.
People are looking for answers. People cry for reform and change when the pressure is on. But when the pressure is off, then what?
Greed and financial recklessness seems so out of place now. But what happens when the threat of financial collapse disappears?
Scripture…and history…tell us that greed and recklessness will return. Worse than before.
Unless there is a true change of heart. Lightened by obedience, instead of heavy with stubbornness and selfishness and sin.