(Proverbs 14:2 KJV) He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
It is getting harder to “walk” (1980) in “uprightness” (3476). When I was a child certain things were understood. There was no question of what was right or wrong in areas of sexual morality, drug abuse, panhandling, rioting or vulgar language. My family, my church and my neighborhood were in agreement. You have all heard stories about how kids didn’t dare certain actions because the people down the street would call their parents and report them. Now when a teacher calls a parent the parent wonders what is wrong with the teacher.
It is not right and wrong that have changed but the character of the people. An increasing percentage of the population has decided to reject the standards of God and follow their own “way” (1870). It is like the problem with high blood pressure. It is called the silent killer. Usually it is the result of many small decisions made: Too much to eat and too little exercise top the list. The problem is ignored like we are Teflon. When the doctor diagnoses the problem we don’t take our medication. It is so easy to ignore until the stroke hits.
So? Today is the day to decide how you are going to walk. Sure you can probably put it off another day but when does tomorrow come? Fear the Lord so that you don’t need to be afraid of the Lord.