It’s not right!

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James 4 vs 17

“If any­one, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”

It’s in­ter­est­ing how over time peo­ple be­come more tol­er­ant of the things around them. What may have been an ir­ri­ta­tion a few years ago or a cause of con­cern can slowly be­come some­thing one is used to and can live with.

Tele­vi­sion and the me­dia at large have changed how we per­ceive and re­ceive things, they have slowly and sub­tly made cer­tain con­cepts ac­cept­able to us. Things that were un­heard of, things that would make the hair on our backs stand are now palat­able for us. With time our con­sciences are be­ing numbed to a point where ev­ery­thing is okay.

A con­sid­er­able amount of time and money has been in­vested in mak­ing cer­tain con­cepts ac­cept­able and palat­able. A hun­dred years ago slav­ery was con­sid­ered a norm, to­day the con­cept has been de­spised, vig­or­ously op­posed and out­lawed in many coun­tries.

The prob­lem with hu­man­ity is that so many of the in­sti­tu­tions around life re­quire some form of re­for­ma­tion or im­prove­ment and not ev­ery­thing that is sug­gested or even­tu­ally im­ple­mented or adopted is right.

The Lord put a con­science in each one of us; the abil­ity to dis­cern what is right or wrong. Many have cho­sen to ig­nore this im­por­tant medium and in­stead have cho­sen to numb their senses as they fol­low their whims.

Over the past weeks I have no­ticed that the traf­fic to my home has con­sid­er­ably in­creased, there is now a lot more cars than I ever re­mem­ber see­ing. My daily com­mute has be­come slightly longer be­cause there are more peo­ple on the road.

What started off as an ir­ri­ta­tion as I nav­i­gate traf­fic has slowly be­come some­thing I have ac­cepted, my senses and sense of be­ing have ac­cepted that this is the new world or­der around me.

We are all the same, the longer we be­come ac­cus­tomed to is­sues and cir­cum­stances, the eas­ier it be­comes. Our de­fault set­ting is to ac­cept and adapt. His­tory has shown that those who op­pose and go against the grain are of­ten tar­geted, vic­timised and abused. We are all bound to ac­cept what pop­u­lar opin­ion has en­dorsed.

Yet this is not how our maker cre­ated us to be, He gave us the abil­ity to rea­son and dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween right and wrong. The eas­i­est re­ac­tion when some­thing bad is hap­pen­ing is to turn a blind eye and pre­tend its not oc­cur­ring but we are all bound to pur­sue and do the right thing.

How many things are you en­dors­ing or turn­ing a blind eye to but you know they are wrong? All that’s needed to make a change is a few bold peo­ple who will stand up and say no. We will all be judged not only by heaven’s stan­dard but by gen­er­a­tions to come for all the things we said yes to which we should have said no to.

This week play your part in slowly turn­ing the tide of things that have gone wrong be­cause you just stood by and ac­cepted them. The Lord has placed a spe­cial bur­den in each of our hearts to stand up for the cap­tives, the wid­ows, the down­trod­den and the weary.

We have to shape the con­science of hu­man­ity and not al­low the forces of darkness to set the agenda for life. You and I have a part to play.

Be blessed

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