Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Firmer Foundation

1 Peter 2:6-8 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture:  “Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.” Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,  “The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,” and “A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense.” They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.

Maybe I just get too easily frustrated by things I see in the media...  Maybe not.

Recently, it seems that there is a big push for morality by public service announcement campaigns featuring celebrities.

"Character counts", "manners matter", etc... All worthwhile messages to be sure, but the approach is questionable, especially considering the movies, music, and "entertainment" that they create on a regular basis tell us the exact opposite.Why should we listen when everything else we see from the culture these people contribute to is completely contrary to the message they preach?

The problem is that they are trying to push morality without calling it morality, righteousness without acknowledging the source of righteousness.

No matter how well produced, no matter how many celebrities cast, no matter how striking the catchphrase...  A PSA will never compare to the impact of Truth.

Isaiah 55:8-9 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord.  "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts."

The majority of our society's problems stem from the decline of the family.  The family unit began to breakdown due to a disinterest in values.  Generation after generation, families have fallen apart and values aren't being taught like they used to be...  And so we turned to schools, the government, and celebrities to provide us with guidance in how we ought to conduct ourselves as a society.

If we hope to truly change the world for the better, we need to start with a firmer foundation.

Matthew 7:24-27  “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.  But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

Man's morality is but a shadow of God's Truth; It pales in comparison.

If we only we were to fully submit ourselves to God's will...  What a wonderful world it would be!

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