Sunday, February 2, 2014

Our Disposable Society

We live in a disposable society.  If something breaks, instead of trying to fix it, we throw it away.  If a relationship with a friend becomes broken, we throw the friendship away.  If the marriage is broken, we get out.  If God doesn't fix our life the way we want Him to, we throw Him out too.

We aren't tough anymore.  Fifty years ago, people darned socks when they got holes.  When appliances broke, they took them apart and fixed them.  When marriages were falling apart, they stuck it out until the hard times passed.  When God failed to answer their prayers, they clung to Him anyways knowing He was in control.

Our lack of commitment and willingness to work on fixing things and relationships is destroying our society.  Our landfills are becoming filled with junk.  Our children are motherless and fatherless.  More and more people are walking away from God's ways and doing things their own way thinking that life will be better that way.

Let's become people of hard work and commitment.  Let's not throw things out when they break.  Let's always do all that we can do to fix them, whether stuff or relationships.  Let's stick it out through the rough times and do things God's ways instead of our own way.  Let's do things opposite the way the world does them and become faithful, hard-working, commitment keeping children of God.

Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith.
I Corinthians 16:13

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