Many people think that the undeniable progression of our society away from biblical morality is no big deal.
So what if people want to behave in a way that the Bible defines as sinful?
What’s the problem?
After all, nobody is getting hurt, right?
Nobody also gets hurt in the car when the driver is racing along a curvy road while none of the passengers are wearing seatbelts and no accident has happened yet.
Pointing to the white crosses periodically along the side of the road has no effect on the driver who reasons “I haven’t wrecked yet, therefore I won’t wreck. And so, the warnings of others don’t apply to me.”
Sadly, it is this attitude that too often leads to more white crosses on the side of the road.
The history of Old Testament Israel undeniably shows this pattern of speeding down the curvy road as the Hebrews cast off the restraints of God’s Word and invariably found themselves in serious, tragic problems.
For untold millions of Americans now, the widespread ignoring of biblical teaching about sin appears to be comparable to the driver enjoying life without speed limits as the carful of friends revel in the excitement of fast-lane living.
You see what’s happening to God’s definition of family in the minds and hearts of the general public.
A news article today reported that the majority of Americans no longer hold to the view that marriage is only to be between a man and a woman.
Perhaps that doesn’t trouble you.
What matters is does it trouble God.
The need for prayer on behalf of our nation is desperate.
Not just for a national repentance of any beliefs/behaviors conflicting with God’s Word, but also for strength to hold up under the approaching tide of hassles that Christians will likely be facing as they hold to their own values regarding God’s design for the family and for godly living.
What used to be rejected by most is now is accepted by most.
As Christians, we can’t act surprised in the days ahead when the pressure upon us becomes oppressively strong to reject biblical values and embrace societal values.
It’s a pattern of history. Check out the last verse of the Book of Judges.
We just need to prepare ourselves to remain faithful and humble and prayerful and kind through whatever we encounter.
We need to hold fast to Christlike patterns for living and loving, including those where Jesus taught it’s wrong to cohabitate, that marriage was between a man and a woman and that the biblical response to sexual immorality by either gender is to “go and sin no more.”
How we respond will speak volumes to God.
“If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:38)
Let’s make the choices that humbly honor the Word, honor God, promote biblical families and protect us from being ashamed at the time we most want to avoid it — before God’s throne.
As always, I love you
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