Daily Devotional: Psalms 107:33-38
33 He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground, 34 and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there. 35 He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs; 36 there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle. 37 They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest; 38 he blessed them, and their numbers greatly increased, and he did not let their herds diminish.
2 Peter 3:3-7
3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation." 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
Since the world began there has been climate change. There have been floods and there have been droughts. There have been rampant fires. Some of these were very narrow in scope and some were world-wide. This has changed the terrain in many places and has displaced entire cities and even wiped out nations. We will continue to see this happen as long as the world stands.
While we must be good stewards of all that God has given us, and that includes the earth with all of its resources, God is still in control. There were some who thought they could build a tower to heaven but God stopped it. Mankind seems to have reached new levels in technology but even this is under God’s control and dependent upon his will. When he chooses to end the world, Jesus will come and this world will be burned up. Natural disasters should be taken as reminders that God made us and we are accountable to him. Wherever it occurs, we need to look at ourselves and ask if we are trusting him, or the wisdom of mankind. He is God!
O Lord my God what a joy to be your child and to know that you have forgiven me by the blood of Jesus Christ. What a privilege to have so many brothers and sisters in him and to be able to share your word with them and with others. Thank you for the technology that allows this devotional to be sent all over the world. Use it for your glory and the good of those who read it. In the midst of this pandemic, give me peace and calm. In the social unrest, give me love. In the elections, give me assurance that your will is being done. I pray in the name of Jesus.