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Does God Ever Want to Say "I Told You So"?

I heard about this on the news this morning. The Center for Disease Control is considering new and stronger efforts to suggest women have their male newborns circumcised. Studies have shown a significant decrease in spread of infectious diseases (HIV & other STDs) among circumcised heterosexual males. So much so that a circumcised male in Africa is HALF as likely to contract HIV than his uncircumcised neighbor. You can read the full story here. There has never been any question that circumcision had some benefits, but until recently doctors had no idea just how much more sanitary and safe circumcision is than uncircumcision. This just makes me think...God really knew what he was doing. Sure he commanded his people to circumcise all male babies. Yes, circumcision was God's way of signifying his covenant with the children of Israel. It was a way of setting them apart from other nations. But I think the CDC is finally catching on to something God knew all along. The command to …

They Quit Asking

The other day I started reading in Jeremiah. I have never really sat down and read from this prophet before, but I'm already amazed at Jeremiah's relevance to us in the 21st century. In chapter 2 God begins to speak through Jeremiah bringing His case against the people of Israel and Judah. Listen to what God says about them: What fault did your fathers find in Me that they went so far from Me, followed worthless idols, and became worthless themselves? They stopped asking: Where is the LORD who brought us from the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and ravines, through a land of drought and darkness, a land no one traveled through and where no one lived?I brought you to a fertile land to eat its fruit and bounty, but after you entered, you defiled My land; you made My inheritance detestable. The priests quit asking: Where is the LORD? The experts in the law no longer knew Me, and the…