I am afraid that we are entering into days where the laws are not reflective of God‘s character and our lawmakers are not vigorous and attentive to making them stick.
As our philosophy has embraced relativism the outcome has been that we basically no longer need government because everyone will do what is right in their own eyes. Whether their own is corrupt or not, we are basically being told – who are we to judge.
You know what scares me more – we think that God is showing us favour when we are “blessed.” So if we please ourselves with our own delusions, if we are unexpectedly blessed in our wayward actions, then we think that God is pleased with us.
It is into this culture that we are being called to look at truth. How we do it and how we say it requires us to go through the scriptures and watch how God presents truth.
We need to understand how the Torah, falling under the authority of God, makes a difference in our lives compared to those who know the truth and depart from it.
What happens when a culture has held the truth, and then they begin to gradually slip away, when they don’t hold to that truth anymore? What happens when we become apathetic about obedience to God? What happens when we apostatize, when we turn and we go our own way? What happens when we end up in anarchy?
I am one who does not see the need to defend the truth through arguments, so I am determined to make God’s love visible through deed and words. I think that my deeds expressed in love will speak for themselves, but how to make the best use of words will be my struggle. Let the homework begin!
- Pen of truth (painfulpen.wordpress.com)
- “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it – always.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi (dailyglassslipper.wordpress.com)