I recently ran across an obscure verse of Scripture in what is considered one of the oldest writings of the Bible, the book of Job, concerning “Those who forget God place their trust in a spider’s web”.
A Nation or individual who forgets God in lieu of their own selfish pursuits is traveling a path to failure and destruction according to Job 8:13-15.
13 So are the paths of all that forget God…
14 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider’s web.
15 He shall lean upon his house, but it shall not stand: he shall hold it fast, but
it shall not endure.
My paraphrase of this scripture:
A nation who forgets God is trusting in a spider’s web. Everything it trusts in will collapse.
On the dollar bill still remains the statement “In God we trust” but I’m afraid that we as a nation would be more truthful if it read “In the dollar we trust”
President Barack Obama said recently that the United States was no longer a Christian nation but now many religions.
In old colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, headquarters for the 13 colonies is a church building where they still hold services. It was constructed in the 17 hundreds and was used by the forefathers of this county George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and others to worship God.
The pilgrims risked their lives to come here so they could have religious freedom to worship God. The declaration of independence was penned by God fearing men.
Somewhere along the way our nation has turned from God.
Where did it all start? It probably started with the Industrial Revolution.
The Industrial Revolution actually had its start in England in 1773. It started with the first cotton spinning mill. Following this were more inventions and finally factories were built.
England did not want to share their success with the rest of the world so they forbid anyone working in factories to travel abroad.
Meanwhile America was trying to get their own Industrial Revolution started so they offered a significant reward for anyone coming up with the technology to build a cotton spinning mill.
It so happened that an Englishman by the name of Samuel Slater disguised himself and came to America and revealed from memory how to build cotton spinning mill and the ball was rolling and the Industrial Revelation was on its way in America.
Eli Whitney would later invent the Cotton Gin, Robert Fulton, the Steam Engine and Francis Cabot Lowell the American Textile Industry and many other inventers would add to this lineup over time.
The American Dream
The American Dream Began with the arrival of the first pilgrims whose dream was the freedom to worship God in the new world. The Industrial Revolution expanded the dream of financial independence and owning a home. However as automation came to industry and the need for skilled labor lessoned, people begin to look for other means to gain their dream.
That came with the availability of credit and the credit card. Homes could be bought for little down and financed for 30 years and other goods could be bought without any collateral. But people also begin to pursue get rich schemes.
A variety of seductive but elusive strategies have evolved, and today the three leading ways to instant wealth are large-prize television game shows, big-jackpot state lotteries and compensation lawsuits.
Presently however the American Dream is becoming a dream of the past with the recent downturn of the economy and the burst of the housing bubble.
So what lies ahead now? It is going to be different to say the least.
I have come up with three things I believe will happen in this decade that will set it apart from any other decade we have ever seen and bring about the collapse spoken of in Job.
- 1. There will be a massive change in how we live our lives.
- 2. There will be no way to change the inevitable.
- 3. It will last for a very long time.
There are three things that are closely related which will determine our future and the collapse of many of the things we now take for granted:
- The collapse of the Economy
- A short supply of Energy
- Depletion of natural Resources
Here is the formula for collapse:
An economy that must grow + an energy that cannot + a depletion of natural resources = collapse. Yes it is true, Those Who Forget God Place Their Trust in a Spider’s Web
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