Remembering Sept 11, 2001, the day the twin towers fell in New York City at the hands of terrorists flying their planes into the buildings killing over 2700 people, I can’t help remembering that a similar scene is mentioned in the Bible.
“In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill.” Isaiah 30:25 NIV
I can’t explain the ‘flowing streams of water’, but feel there must be some significance.
It never ceases to amaze me how biblical happenings are repeated in our lives today.
It is good to remember this, and that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8. NIV, even when the towers fall.
Those who err on the side of evil ultimately receive their just reward, and when it manifests, let it be recognized.
Though it may not seem like it at times, good will always trump evil.
September 11, 2001. Who can ever forget that fateful day when the twin towers fell in New York City due to a terrorist attack at 8:46 a.m. One of my grandsons had his eighteenth birthday that day and said his birthday would never be the same again. I was reading a passage in scripture this morning, Isaiah 30:25 “In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall…” This had nothing to do with 9/11…or did it?
Psalm 37 was brought to my attention on an evening TV program last week but I just got around to reading it yesterday and a few things stood out for me. It seems God’s advice for today’s world and the last two weeks in particular is not unlike that of David’s time. See for yourself:
David writes, Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. (v.1,2)
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. (v.7)
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace. (v.11)
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; (v.16)
The wicked borrow and do not repay…(v.21)
I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a green tree in its native soil, but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him he could not be found. (v.35,36)
These verses are written in the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. They are not only thoughts for a Sunday but for any day.
There are some people who think they are ruling the roost but look what Revelation 12:7-9 tells us:
And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
More food for thought on a Sunday or any day.