From a biblical perspective all plagues, whatever they might be, are considered the judgment of God. Oftentimes the purpose of plagues is to open the eyes of the people but this does not always happen. Instead of changing their ways and following the Lord, the people say, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die.” (Isa. 22:13)
I think that our present society lives in a bubble; therefore, people cannot perceive things in reality. A catastrophe is occurring in present day Tyler, Texas, but most are oblivious to it and some are saying, “Let us eat and drink,” but they do not even know that tomorrow they face death or that their neighbor is facing death.
In this society, the sick and dying disappear and are hidden away in healthcare institutions. Most peoples perspective of death and dying comes from television, movies and video games; therefore, even though they may not be aware of their own perspective, they believe it to be fiction, something made up by governments, governments that want to take away their freedom.
Brother and sister It was for freedom that Christ set us free; however, we should not turn our freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. (Gal 5:1, 13) What do I mean by an opportunity of the flesh? I mean seeking ones own desires above the needs of others.
Your servant for Jesus’ sake