It was Winston Churchill, who once said, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” One of the most important things we can learn from History is how not to do something.
In Jude 1:5-7, Jude goes through a brief Bible History review to remind believers of the wicked’s fate. First, we are reminded of the Father’s of Israel. Many of those who were delivered from Egypt died in the wilderness because of their unbelief. Next, are the fallen angels. Angels were created perfectly. But some of them rebelled along with Lucifer and now will suffer an eternity of torment because of their rebellion. Finally, we read of the fornicators of Sodom and Gomorrha. These wicked people lived in utter depravity, and the destruction of their cities is cited throughout scripture as a warning of God’s righteous wrath on the wicked.
If God did not spare the Jews that came out of Egypt, the Angels that rebelled or the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrha from His judgment, one has to wonder what is in store for our country. It is plain for all to see that we are on the same path as they were. What can we do to avoid certain judgment?
We must learn from the History of the wicked so that we do not repeat their sins, specifically, the sin of being unrepentant. Because they refuse to repent, they suffer God’s judgment. If America refuses to repent, it will also face the righteous wrath of the Holy God. Let us pray that God would be merciful to our nation and that we would see national repentance and be freed the tyranny if wickedness.