Recently I've been studying at length Israel's ancient history during the times of the Kings. More specifically I'm reading about the four kings in the prophet Isaiah's lifetime.
I couldn't help but draw some comparisons to what's happening in our country today. Not for the better I might add. The King's success or failure was directly related to their relationship with God. Israel suffered or prospered as a result of the current King's actions. We could really learn some valuable lessons here if people were willing to look at these examples and influences.
Anyhow the bad wicked Kings would build up the "high places" while the Godly Kings would tear down these same "high places." The high places were worship centers to pagan gods. These high places were distractions and outright rebellion against the one true God. Some of the kings, such as Ahaz even sacrificed their own children to the fires in the name of these pagan gods.
As I was reading some of the accounts of these kings I couldn't help but look at our current President and see that it seems he is also building up the high places. Some of these same high places were torn down, although not all of them completely eradicated, by our former President. I'm thinking about the decisions and laws that Obama is quickly overturning from the past administration. He's rebuilding what was either torn down or partly torn down. The quickness of his decisions reminds me of the saying "love is patient but lust is always in a hurry."
This worries me because I know, from past history, we are going to pay, as a nation for these building up of high places. By doing so we are moving further and further away from the Godly principles this nation was founded on and the reason we have been so successful up until most recently.
The latest news now comes directly from the White House. Perhaps you know about this? Perhaps not. But anyhow, it's a continuation of building up those high places that will only get us in trouble with the one who looks down from above.