I saw Charlie Sheen in the Bible this morning.
It happened when I read Proverbs 12:8.
What’s sad is that I saw not only his face when I read the verse but I also saw the disappointed face of God who knows that His standards are so universally being mocked.
Here’s the verse: “A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised.”
Based on the abundance of media reports about Sheen’s bizarre behavior, it seems clear to me that Sheen has a warped mind. All you have to do is read about the bizarre, hedonistic things that Sheen has said and done and then you realize that his concept of morality and personal responsibility is warped.
What’s even more sad is that millions of people like how Sheen acts and speaks.
Because of that fact, Sheen was among the highest-paid entertainers in the world until his most recent legal problems got him into trouble and his studio contract was cancelled.
To embrace the behavior of a warped-mind person — even to the point of buying tickets to a travelling, dirty comedy show for the fired entertainer — is a personal indictment of being warped.
I’m sure that none of you have bought Charlie Sheen tickets, but you work or go to school and perhaps live next door to people with warped value systems rooted in warped minds.
Please join me in praying that some of these people will see the wholesome, problem-solving value of the godly wisdom that you demonstrate day by day.
As warped-mind people see the enduring fruit of your wise words and choices, they just might start to ponder how their lives might be better if they chose to celebrate faith rather than filth.
Imitating Sheen certainly won’t help marriages, parent-child relationships, workplace relationships or any other relationship.
Applying godly wisdom will help these relationships, though.
I thank God that my influence in this world doesn’t have to be based on having a gift for comedic timing or a razor-sharp tongue that never blows the punchline.
Instead, I simply need to seek and share biblical wisdom in humble ways.
I pray that you’ll do the same.
As always, I love you