Like Metals

Israel had defiled itself so badly that the Lord had to treat the nation like metals that needed to be melted down to remove the dross or the scum, “The word of the LORD came to me, saying, ‘Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me; they are all bronze, tin, iron, and lead, in the midst of a furnace; they have become dross from silver…As men gather silver, bronze, iron, lead, and tin into the midst of a furnace, to blow fire on it, to melt it; so I will gather you in My anger and in My fury, and I will leave you there and melt you…As silver is melted in the midst of a furnace, so shall you be melted in its midst; then you shall know that I, the LORD, have poured out My fury on you'” (Ezekiel 22:17-22).
Israel had to learn that the Lord does not tolerate idolatry and the other sins the nation had committed. They would experience the fire of His wrath.
That frightens me for the western nations of the earth that once embraced the Lord God of the Bible, but now think that political correctness endorses secularism only. What shall the Lord do?

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