Woe to the city of blood, full of lies, full of plunder, never without victims. Nahum 3:1
Every city in the world, regardless of its size, is known for something. Most often people think of the physical things that a city provides as what it is known for. However, some cities are known for how it acts.
The world is a world that is full of sin. The majority of people in this world do live to please self in whatever method desired. Satan has no moral guidelines as to how a person should live his life.
Micah brings God’s judgement against Nineveh as a city of blood, lies and plunder–stealing.
Very few cities would like to be known as a city of blood, lies or stealing. Even people that do not believe in God know there is a problem with those things. Yet, many are known for and promote these very same things as good.
While killing a person is often a crime, abortion, which is also murder, is promoted as good. Very few cities in America are not innocent of murder of babies. In the process of this the cities also are guilty of lies. Lies are being said that abortion is a right and is good and lives are being stolen. With that there are also many victims.
This is just one example of what cities are guilty of. Believers have often been quiet about sin and not being the witness God has called them to be. This has allowed for the corruption of many cities around the world.
Every believer needs to be a witness of who God is and how He can change lives and bring about life. Believers need to take a stand against sin in their communities so that they will not be known as a city of blood, lies and theft.
If you have ever been guilty of lies, blood, or theft, God is ready and waiting to forgive you. He does not desire to punish and destroy you. Repent and allow God to change you.
Once you have repented, be the witness Jesus has called you to be. Show your community where you live how to really live and change how your city is viewed by God. Do not be a nation, city, community or house known for blood, lies or theft. Allow all you are around to be known as living for God.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will repent of all sin; that you will know God’s forgiveness; and that you will bring the life Jesus provides to this world.