It seems the whole Country is ready to implode. We have riots, viruses, protests, and now we even have proposals to defund police departments in many local municipalities. Have we lost our minds? No … we have lost Perspective.
Some Liberal-minded Politicians think that if we get rid of the current system, they will be able to replace it with a better one. (Something similar to what many want to do with replacing a free society with a socialistic one.)
The ideological trend today is, “I have a better idea”. What we need is to change the system and that will cure our ills in society. The only problem with that is that people run systems, and if the system changes and the people don’t, the new system will soon look like the old one.
Man’s problem with any of the ‘isms’ we have today is because we are not Right as people. I believe that what we are seeing today in all this upheaval and anger is God showing us what is in our hearts. I think God is turning us ‘inside out’ and what we are seeing is what is on the inside of the American heart.
Mark 7 20And then he added, “It is what comes from inside that defiles you. 21For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness.”
What we are seeing today in living color is what we have hid away in our hearts. Now, I realize this is not news to most of you, but I think it is important to know who is behind it. Evil may use these things to disrupt life and fuel our anger, but God is allowing us to see what is truly in our hearts.
Why do I say this? Let me explain.
Deuteronomy 8:2 Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands.
In the past, God made it clear He was going to show His People who they really were … and He did. They grumbled, they rebelled, and they criticized their leaders and God for the hardships in their lives.
Trials will always test what you Believe. Just this morning, I was thinking about all the words I used this week to communicate Truth and the Holy Spirit whispered to me “Of those words you used, how many of them do you Believe in what they mean?” (I swear the Holy Spirit loves showers because He is always in there with me…)
Anyway, I realized it feels great to write things and get the words working for you to communicate, but if you don’t live out what those words mean, you really are just a word mill … a creator of words. Words mean nothing without Conviction. It is the Conviction that puts words into action, and that action is what makes things change.
When man has problems, words can describe his condition. Words can even talk about solutions, but this is where our failure begins; we place the problem and the solution into the hands of words and words do not have arms and legs to carry anything out. Conviction has the arms and legs, which is what is needed to make any change last.
Our perspective today is about changing society because we are angry about the few controlling the many. The problem with trying to change this is simple … all systems of Government are flawed. They all start at what we would call the utopian beginning, but in time they all end up in the same place … the few controlling the many.
Man’s main problem is himself. And because he is the problem, no solution he devises will ever be adequate to solving his problems. That is why the Bible tells us that man cannot live by bread alone:
Deuteronomy 8:3 Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
Today culture is reliving the Story of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9). They are unifying around their ideas for a new world order. This is the direction of a world without God. Their new world will be fair, equitable, and everyone will never again be abused by police or controlled by the few. Sounds like a plan, but that plan has an unfortunate ending. As we know, the Bible tells us that the few (Anti-Christ) will burst their bubble and institute control over everything while telling them they will inherit a safer and more intelligent world of security from all threats in life.
Okay, then. There it is in a nutshell! Man’s problems will never be solved by man’s solution. God’s Solution is the Gospel of Jesus Christ … it is the One Thing that will change your life forever.
Keeping Life Honest and Truthful … Larry Kutzler
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