Thursday, September 19, 2013
Interestingly enough we should be able to determine the general direction that our country is headed by looking at the world around us. Many would say that our country has lost it's moral compass and some recent headlines would appear to bear that out. The college baseball player who was murdered in Oklahoma by three teens, because they were bored is evidence enough that many youngsters have no sense of right and wrong. How have we come to this point? The true moral compass is Jesus Christ and we have attempted to eliminate Him from every aspect of our lives. The Bible says, "Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it" ( Proverbs 22:6). My generation, The Boomers, have failed to do this. Instead, we have said, "don't push religion on your children and when they turn eighteen they will figure it out." That's like saying don't teach your child how to read and somehow they will figure it out on their own. The Bible is life's instruction book, written by the God of all creation and it is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be complete thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16). Without the Bible, we are NOT equipped to live this life as God intended. The only answer for this situation is for God's people to return to their first love and to begin to teach their children and grandchildren that God loves them, He has a plan for their life, and He has a desire to have a daily relationship with them. Life with our children and grandchildren is filled with teaching moments. We can teach them that God is just something that we make room for when it is convenient, and completely ignored most of the time, or we can teach them that Jesus loves them, He knew them before they were formed in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5) and He has provided an instruction book that will guide them in every aspect of their life. We need to start now. Have a blessed week-end.