In the world today, culture has evolved to be somewhat arrogantly self-centered. But this situation in the culture today begs to have some important questions answered, such as:
If I believe that Black Lives Matter, what about other lives and nationalities?
If “all lives” matter regardless, how can we justify abortion?
If my ancestors participated in oppressing other races simply to benefit themselves, how am I the one that’s responsible?
If we are faced with all of these social issues today, haven’t we learned anything from the past?
If we need to “Defund” a public service group, why not all of them?
If we remove funding from one group, presumably because they are oppressive, who is wise enough to make that call and make sure that it has a positive effect in our communities?
And in the church, if we are going to change the meaning of Scripture, who is it that is wise enough to make the decisions of what stays and what goes?
And, are they ready to stand before God and give an account?
OK, so by now you are really mad! Yes, we all have opinions, based on our own understandings and experiences, but how has humanity handled our issues so far? If the world today is any indication, it appears that we are regressing into an abyss of immorality. I know that is not a very popular statement, at all, however, it seems like we are going from bad to worse.
When I read Scripture, I see time after time a cycle of blessing to trials to repentance to restoration to blessings again! Why is this so hard to apply to our lives? It’s obvious, if we live according to God’s Law, honor Him and try our best we will receive tremendous blessings! But as a human being, one with my own free will, understanding and life to live, I really don’t want anyone telling me what to do! “I got this!”
NOTE TO SELF: You may think you do, but how’s it going so far?