You can take this to the bank!
We can’t operate as an individual or a country, for that matter, against God’s ways and succeed!
When all is said and done, the hope for a nation, is conformity to God’s ways found in God’s Word.
I guarantee you, secularists certainly don’t believe this to be true.
And I wonder at times, do most Christians really get it?
So what’s the problem? What’s holding us back?
If we’re anti-biblical in our national life, it’s self-destructive.
We know we can’t operate as an individual against God and succeed.
We can’t operate as a family against God’s ways and succeed.
We can’t operate as churches against God’s ways and succeed.
So what makes us think our nation can be anti-biblical in fundamental policies and somehow be preserved?
Only the biblical way preserves all that’s good!
There are staggering consequences when traditional, biblical values are stripped away!
And core values matter—they matter a lot!
I’m not sure as a society, that we understand the importance of this issue. Ideas have consequences. Good ideas bring great results. Bad ideas can have catastrophic impact.
What if you made yourself the source of all truth?
More people than I want to think about at times—see themselves in that light. But human beings need something else, something more, or catastrophe awaits.
Trust yourself? Really?
If so, you underestimate how wicked the human heart can be.
You and I need something else as the core of our life.
Something that has stood the test through all eternity.
We need biblical values.
Biblical values at the core of our lives, our family, our churches, and our nation!
What’s your source of wisdom? Ultimately my opinion matters little. And, sorry to say, neither does yours.
But there is truth that does matter—biblical truth.
Some will say, “Well, according to whose interpretation?”
The answer? According to collective minds of authentic followers of God for the last two thousand years.
Others will argue: “Well it’s his interpretation against yours, right?”
No. The Bible was written plainly. Tearing up a baby in the womb is anti-biblical. Re-defining marriage is anti-biblical. Depriving people of expressing true creativity, through excessive governmental control denies the integrity of the human spirit. It’s anti-biblical. Economic taxes that break citizens’ financial backs is anti-biblical.
The Bible can spare us a lot of pain—personally and nationally—if we’ll read it—and follow it!
I’d call it the most important issue in our culture today!
I propose that the issue I’m referring to is values in our society.
Good values, biblical values, and good people championing them.
Listen to this description of King Hezekiah in 2nd Chronicles 31:20:
“This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly.”
Oh it’s possible you can have bad people that champion good values, but it doesn’t happen all that often.
It’s a lot more likely to have bad people championing bad values.
So what’s the solution?
Godly homes that produce godly, stable people with biblical understanding based on godly values.
How do we overcome apathy?
How do we deal with the “luke-warmness” in our life—when it comes to sharing the gospel?
Jesus said in Revelation 3: “I know your deeds. You’re neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other, so because you are lukewarm, I’m about to spit you out of my mouth.”
Pretty strong language, wouldn’t you say?
God is committed!
In fact, it even says in 2nd Chronicles that His eyes are looking to and fro in the entire earth—looking to find someone who’s fully committed to Him—so He can show His power on our behalf.
We need to care about those who are lost. Don’t shy away. Don’t be hesitant to share the gospel.
Get rid of the apathy and reach out with compassion to those around you.
In moving forward, what does it mean—to obey God?
An obvious answer is: To obey God’s Word, obey His principles. And that’s important. But it also means being in proper conformity.
And what do I mean by that?
Being in obedience to God’s Word regarding those God has put over you.
Wherever you are in life, you’ll have other human authorities over you—placed there by God. In fact, delegated by God.
If you want to walk in full obedience to God—guess what?
Here’s the tough part. You must walk in obedience with those God has ordained and placed over you.
Pray and fast for our nation—our world. Mark 9:29 reminds us that some things come only by prayer and fasting—as we seek the Lord’s will and prepare for the days ahead!