An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Seeds of Decline

(Proverbs 28:5 KJV)  Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

Have you noticed how society seems to be going down hill?  In one sense that is an illusion.  When people talk about the “good old days” it is more the patina of memory than the reality of the past.  Often we define change as bad just because it is not what we are used to.  I was asked recently if I was still looking for the perfect burrito that I had enjoyed years ago at a now defunct restaurant.  When I said I had given up they wondered why.  I told them that I was not sure that my memory was as accurate as I thought it was and even if I found the same taste I would not know it.

At the same time there are certain measures that say there is serious moral decay in our culture.  Unwed mothers are now single parent families.  A disease based almost exclusively on immoral behavior, AIDS, has civil rights.  Abortion is not only accepted but is funded by tax money taken from people who feel it is murder of a child. 

The reason for this decline is that the righteous have withdrawn from leadership.  We have silenced our voice.  We have retreated into our sanctuaries and tried to be seeker friendly.  Instead of having a Bach writing pieces that set the framework of western music we have “Jesus gave me this song last night and I want to share it with you”.  Instead of basing sermons on the eternal word of God we have the latest gospel guru quoted as if there was some new truth.

So?  People who have abandoned the God of holiness do not have the wisdom to lead or set examples.  We need to seek as individuals to follow Him and work to pick leaders who are capable of wise leadership.