When Moses and Ramses had their little spat, the plagues that decimated Egypt were tailored to the individual deities of Egypt. When Elijah had a little fireside with the priests of Ba’al, the object lesson was selected with them in mind. When Israel murmured about the fleshpots of Egypt, Jehovah gave them meat until it came out their nose. (yes, he said that)
But what do you do for a modern world that idolizes the flesh? You do what any gentleman deity would do. You give them more of it. Buckets and buckets more of it. Not tiny buckets either. Ginormous buckets that just add more and more, like some perverse sorcerer’s apprentice.
Thus, we have the modern Obsity Epidemic. Only, scientists are beginning to come to the conclusion it isn’t all our food, or even our exercise or self-control. Even lab animals, with strictly controlled diets, are gaining weight. There is much we can and should do, but that doesn’t explain it all. We have something unexplained, and beyond our control. Even the priests of Pharaoh could replicate the turning the water to blood, but they soon came to the point, where they couldn’t match or understand what Moses was doing. And so it is, our very modern scientists don’t completely understand what is making us fat.
If we don’t see mass repentance on the way, it is a sure thing that we do see a lot of mass coming.