Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Nation Reaps What It Sows

Ever since sin entered the world, there has been evil.  Cain killed Abel.  A man killing his brother is about as evil as it gets.  A society that tries to rid itself of God and biblical principles suffers.  Yes, evil has always been present, and there are societies that have been much worse than ours.  Sodom and Gomorrah.  Ancient Greece.  Hitler's Germany.

Our nation was founded upon biblical principles.  The Ten Commandments were posted all over and taught to children.  Thou shalt not kill.  People knew right from wrong.  Yes, slavery was a terrible evil and half of our country fought to do away with it and succeeded.

Biblical principles work, regardless if people believe in God or not.  Being taught right from wrong is a good thing for a society, but now, we celebrate homosexuality.  We have a president who believes it is acceptable to murder unborn babies.  Pornography is rampant.  

God will not be mocked.  We reap what we sow.
When mankind does what is right in their own eyes:  Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. {Isaiah 5:20}  Without biblical principles being taught men are left to their own devices and evil will prevail.

Society will only get worse if we do not turn to God.  Our nation will be seeing more mass murders and more evil so long as we walk the path we are now walking.  We all so desparately need God and His ways. as it is the only antidote to evil.  The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever:  the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold:  sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.  Moreover by them is thy servant warned:  and in keeping of then there is great reward.  {Psalm 19:9-11}

As God and His ways have systematically been kicked out of schools and society, we suffer the consequences.  Left to humanistic ways and values, we become a hardened and bitter people.  We who choose to honor God must continue to be salt and light in a world now propelled towards darkness.  Pray for our country.  Teach your children about God and His ways.  Do not fear. Trust in God.

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isaiah 41:10