It’s not right!
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.
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