Leaness into Their Souls…
But, they lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted GOD in the desert And He gave them their request; but sent leaness into their soul. (Psalm 106:14-15 KJV)
I don’t know about you but to me the words, “leaness into their souls,” has a very dark, dreary, sickly, scary, and negative connotation. Anyone knows the difference between “fatness” and “leaness,” just look at a good cut of beef or steak. “Lean” is less!
And, what God is saying unto the Israelites is that he will give them “what they want,” but it will cost them in their souls! A good research into both philosophy and psychology will reveal that the “soul” of man is contained within his mind, memories, and thoughts. Oh, stay with me; this is going to get good!
Our nation is currently “suffering leaness of the soul.” How? Look at all the political, social, financial, and societal issues and unrest we are facing…NO ONE KNOWS WHAT TO DO ANYMORE TO CORRECT THEM!! We are experiencing LEANESS IN OUR MINDS, MEMORIES, AND THOUGHTS!! Our leaders are failing us because our nation is suffering from “LEANESS” being sent directly by God into our souls…
Do you see it? Our minds, memories, and thoughts are THE AREAS OF man’s INTELLIGENCE!!! God adds to or takes away from man’s intelligence!!…Man cannot solve his own problems without God; it takes the MIND OF CHRIST….Since we have become a nation that no longer looks unto God for HIS ways or His answers we have become weakened in our minds and thoughts (leaness); unable to resolve our own issues. As a result, we are now looking unto our own weary “LEAN” (souls) MINDS! This is why things keep getting worse, worse, and more worse! And, they will continue getting worse until we as a people and nation repent and turn back unto GOD! (II Chronicle 7:14)
I read somewhere on yesterday that this nation alone aborted nearly 400,000 babies last year. And the caption to the article read, “Would the nation have reacted differently had they been killed with guns!” Makes you think, doesn’t it….Yes; it was painfully disturbing hearing of those 20+ children gunned down by a sin-sick madman. Our hearts and minds cannot even fathom the wretched loss, grief, and woe those families are enduring. Yet; women all around our country march into clinics or hospitals every day killing the life of an unborn child within them; a life. Is it no doubt why God has sent “leaness” into our souls!
Abortion is only one sin-crime that our nation partakes. Everywhere you look these days ungodly institutions such as Hollywood, varieties of marketing schemes, and the fashion industries bombard our thoughts and minds with filthy scenes of lust, sex, fornication, adultery, and homosexuality. Every object marketed these days seems to have some sort of sexual connotation involved; even a dust mop!
Before God “sent leaness” into the souls of the Israelites the Bible tells us that the people “LUSTED EXCEEDINGLY.” I truly believe that when it takes “sex” to sell a dust mop that it is a sign that our nation is “LUSTING EXCEEDINGLY!” And, don’t get me started about how our closets have grown larger and larger over the years and all of these storage facilities popping up all across the country to hold our belongings! America could clothe the entire world with many of its excessive closets and belongings! And, we wonder why God has sent “leaness” into our souls!
In closing, let me say this…One of the most grieveious sins in the eyes of God is the act of committing sex with same-sex partners. I don’t care what the media or Hollywood are trying to do in corrupting the minds and souls of our land homosexuality is and always has been a reprobate sin in God’s eyes. As our nation continues to bow down its moral conscience to homosexuality we will move farther and farther away from God and closer and closer to judgment. In the Old Testament, Abraham himself asked God to spare Sodom and Gomorrah if only TEN righteous men could be found. When God looked down on the “sins” of Sodom and Gomorrah He could not find TEN living rightly unto God, therefore God, himself, destroyed the cities. (Genesis 18:20 through Genesis 19:28).
My friend, we are already experiencing “leaness into our souls.” It is my prayer that we will return unto God before our “leaness” leads us straight into judgment. God is a merciful God extending both HIs Grace and Mercy to thousands of generations. May His people call upon His name before it is everlasting too late.
Be careful of what we “want,” because it can send “leaness” into our souls…Amen.
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author