Isn’t it interesting that as we move forward in time we often hear people say “In my day, kids were not as bad as they are today.” or “Back when I was growing up you NEVER heard of people doing the things they are doing today.” We are getting really good and being really bad. Pastor Mike Fabarez spoke about this at Compass Night last week where he talked about how God shortened the lives of men in Noah’s day. It was interesting because he said the reason God’s Spirit would no longer “contend with Man” for as long as it had (upwards of 1000 years) is that men got really good at being bad. They perfected the art of doing evil, or as Jeremiah puts it, “They are ‘wise’ in doing evil!” It is surprising that God cut the lifespan down to under 10% of what it had been. First to 120 years, then onward to in the Psalms 80 is a good old age. I know some people who are fantastic at the art of evil and do it exceedingly well. Interesting thought by Pastor Mike for sure!
They are ‘wise’—in doing evil! – Jeremiah 4:22
~ Jen O’Sullivan