Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Truth does not exist with Political Correctness


I keep thinking about Sunday school this week.  We are in the book of Jeremiah.  I have never read this book before, so I am interested.  A little background info: Jeremiah is a prophet, given the word of the Lord to warn Jerusalem and Judah that they need to get their act together.  As part of our discussion in Sunday school, we talked about the similarities of today’s society and that of Jerusalem and Judah.  Here are a couple of my highlights:

Jeremiah 6: 14-16

14 They tried to heal my people's serious injuries
       as if they were small wounds.
    They said, 'It's all right, it's all right.'
       But really, it is not all right.
 15 They should be ashamed of the terrible way they act,
       but they are not ashamed at all.
       They don't even know how to blush about their sins. So they will fall, along with everyone else. They will be thrown to the ground when I punish them," says the Lord.
 16 This is what the Lord says:
    "Stand where the roads cross and look.
       Ask where the old way is,
    where the good way is, and walk on it.
       If you do, you will find rest for yourselves.
       But they have said, 'We will not walk on the good way.'

I think this passage is fascinating.  I mean just read it!  It is like the total problem with our world today.  Verse 14 describes that they tried to heal their own wounds, and pretended that everything was okay, when it clearly was not.  A good example may be the TARP and bailout money that our government said would fix everything!  It was clearly not the right answer.  I could probably write a whole blog on verse 15.  There are many things that people should be ashamed of, yet we put it on TV and call it reality!  I mean seriously, Jerry Springer makes millions off people who should be ashamed of their behavior.  Don’t even get me started on our elected officials and their behavior, or shall we just call it Weinerism?

The answer is all in verse 16.  "Look back, and find the good way."   I am going to dare to say the Holy way. If we follow the good way we can find rest, and maybe even prosperity?  The problem with actually walking in the “Good” way is that it is not politically correct.  I mean let us face it, when a Christian speaks out for the Truth of God’s word, we “radical”, or “intolerant.”  After all, political correctness does not allow anyone to be wrong or bad!

As a Christian, I love the discipline in God's love.  I know that may sound odd, but I love that God wants me to be better.  I relish in the fact that He is asking me to be improved.  God believes I can be great, if I trust and believe in Him.  Don't get me wrong, I don't want to be in the middle of a trial, but I like the result of a lesson learned.

 I will tell you what I hate.  I hate that society wants to “dumb us down.”  It says that Faithfulness, Honesty, and Fear of the Lord are irrelevant.  It applauds the mediocrity of drug use, promiscuity, and profanity.  It creates loopholes to avoid consequences and conviction of spirit.  Imagine, if we were all responsible for our own actions, if we all looked for the good way, what would our Country look like?  What would our local communities and schools look like? 


3 comments:

  1. I love that God, by the power of the Holy Spirit, is the one who makes me better, b/c I can't do it on my own. Phil. 2:13 says, "...for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure." Thank God for his Spirit!

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  2. Right on brother! Great verse!

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  3. Right on brother! Great verse!

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