“The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.”
“Pollution” is a word that we hear every now and then at school, and on TV and radio, as well as read about in newspapers and magazines. Pollution is described as the contamination or poisoning of our environment by certain substances, which we call pollutants. We have been told that the modernisation and development in our world have reached peak levels, thereby giving rise to the so-called “global warming”, “human illnesses”, etc.
However, the greatest pollutant of the earth, according to the prophet Isaiah, is sin. Our sins are causing the worst pollution of the earth! When the children of Israel filled the land with their “transgression of the law”, they lost holiness, joy and peaceful living in the land. As the land was filled with idolatries, superstitions, violence and wicked actions, families and society were inflicted with deep troubles. Worse still, the LORD’s anger against their wickedness also resulted in His judgment – in the form of an invasion upon their land by the vicious Babylonian army of Nebuchadnezzar!
Children, repent from all your sins and stop pursuing any sinful habit. Sin is dirtying. It is contaminating. It will corrupt and severely damage your life, your home and your relationships. Let us not be the reason for others’ troubles. So, be careful to avoid all sins.