29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
There is no doubt, for we can plainly see it happening. This world is moving further and further away from the teachings of God. And sadly, America is one of the countries which is leading the way in this ungodly movement…
All we need to do is to turn on the news to see the waywardness in our nation and across the globe. Countries engaged in civil and international warfare. Disgusting, bloody and riotous fighting is hurting the guilty and innocent alike, and it knows no limits as far as age, race, color, creed, nor religion.
In our beloved America, men and women of power believe they are leading us to a new and brighter future through inclusion and social acceptance of every kind. Yet if we look at things as they are, we see many of the sins listed in the scripture text above.
In every place, from small towns to big cities, from conservative to liberal states big and small, we witness bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, and all forms of malice, (V.31). And all of this has gotten worse, not better, with more rights and freedoms handed out to unappreciative and Godless groups and individuals.
Just turn on a TV show these days. The prime time content they build the episodes around are filled with violence and adult content. Notice the relaxed censorship regarding abusive and obscene language. Much of what we see and hear was once deemed completely inappropriate!
This just goes to prove the scripture found in (Proverbs 14:12) which says: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.”
Man can make all of the laws and legislation he wants, and yet he can still miss the mark. He can allow all of the rights and freedoms to every diverse culture in the name of all-encompassing acceptance, but it is simply social “fuel on the fire,” even when it appears to be the right thing to do.
The simple fact is our country and the world around us will never come together because we have removed the missing piece to success. We have done away with any solid standard to which we must hold all peoples. This is the common sense of love and decency upon which this country and the world for that matter was first founded…the principals and precepts of true Godliness.
Listen to them. We can hear the groans of people everywhere. “No…that’s not it at all” they say. “I don’t believe in God, and I don’t want to either” some say. “We just need to accept all things from all people. After all, isn’t that one of those principles of Christianity? You know, don’t judge anybody…”
This last statement about judging is a popular misconception among many people who are not familiar with the laws of God. The Lord has made the rules by which man must live, and some things that man desires to do go against the will of God.
The people want to do as they please with no restrictions. As long as they don’t intend to hurt anyone else, it should be okay. But as things are now, this is an impossible outcome to achieve.
When we tell one group of people you may follow your belief systems, and then tell the same thing to a group with completely opposing points of view, the end result will be conflict in many cases. The gaps only widen and become worse with every new law put in place to ensure each groups freedoms!
This tend will only continue until we start to respect once again the standards which God put into place for people to follow. They include much love and charity towards others, but there are simply some worldly deeds and desires which are expressly forbidden by the heavenly Father. And until we recognize and enforce these things, the world will continue to spiral downwards.
Like it or not, our world was set up with relationship goals and standards between man and God. The Lord loves all people and wants the best for everyone. But some things we want are not good for us…they are not in our best interest and God knows that. Therefore, man should not follow after these things.
However, because God made man with free will, he may choose the things he does or doesn’t do. And despite the love our Father has for all people, there are people who will be judged by God to be unrighteous, and they will be condemned for all eternity. This is another thing which people don’t want to hear about.
If only we would wake up and return to a Godly way of life, being spiritually transformed in our hearts and minds, then many things in this world would be better for everyone. If only we listened more to the gospel of charity and sought out God through Christ Jesus, we would have much more peace and prosperity in this life and in the life to come!
But all any Christian can do is pray for this world and leave all things in the hands of God. He is working His will right now, and His plans will all come true. Don’t be one who is called by the things of man in this world. Listen to the call of the Almighty and live!
This world will pass away and all things we know and see along with it. Do not be joined with the hopeless, many of whom will be sadly shocked on that final day of this world. Seek after eternal life and the standard of God which lasts forever…
May our nation and the world take heed as well, and begin its trek back to the Mighty God of all things!