Friday, March 1, 2019

Good Times Will End

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You are cruel, and you forget the coming day of judgment.  You rich people lounge around on beds with ivory posts, while dining on the meat of your lambs and calves.  You sing foolish songs to the music of harps, and you make up new tunes, just as David used to do.  You drink all the wine you want and wear expensive perfume, but you don't care about the ruin of your nation.  So you will be the first to be dragged off as captives; your good times will end.

Amos 6:3-7

The decade of the 1920's was called, even at the time, the Roaring Twenties.  It was a time of prosperity around the world.  No one knew that the stock market crash of 1929 was on it's way and that the "Good Times" would come to a sobering end!  The Great Depression was the "hangover" after the intoxication of the Roaring Twenties!

These verses from Amos 6 warn of  "good times" based on wealth and prosperity coming to an end while no one cares about the ruin of the nation.  Amos gave that warning to the nation of Israel  years  before Jesus was born. 

The fruit of economic success can be wiped out in one day!  No one can avoid the Day of Judgement by becoming wealthy!  

For those who reject Jesus Christ, your "Good Times" will end.  Earthly riches will all be destroyed, but Heavenly wealth will last forever! Before deciding how rich you are, check your account in Heaven!

"Lord Jesus, thank you for providing all I need in this world and the next.  Praise Your Holy Name now and forever.  Amen."

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