“Hear, you deaf; look, you blind, and see! Who is blind but my servant, and deaf like the messenger I send? Who is blind like the one committed to me, blind like the servant of the LORD? You have seen many things, but have paid no attention; your ears are open, but you hear nothing.” (Isaiah 42:18–20, NIV 1984).
My Musings – This generation has seen and heard many things that should be pointing them to God, but they pay little or no attention. Blind and deaf. No place in the world is this truer than in the United States. The Truth is more open and accessible here than perhaps any other time or place in the history of the world. My fear goes something like this: “woe to you, [America]! If the [Word] that [was proclaimed] in you had been [proclaimed] in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.” (Matthew 11:21–22, NIV 1984). My suspicion is that the judgment has already begun.
My Advice – The time for reversing or pushing off (like Nineveh) the judgment may have passed. But we must still work — for the night is coming.
Work, for the night is coming,
Under the sunset skies;
While their bright tints are glowing,
Work, for daylight flies.
Work till the last beam fadeth,
Fadeth to shine no more;
Work, while the night is dark’ning,
When man’s work is o’er.