When I was lost I don’t think I really ever thought about whether or not I had a spirit. I would venture to say most of the people we live and work around everyday spend very little time, if any, thinking about it either. I’m not sure why this came to me, I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, but some days it’s really impossible for me to see things the way the world does. It truly seems like madness to me.
The scriptures that best define the world for me today are Isaiah 5:20-21 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight!” If that doesn’t describe what seems to be going on in our world today I don’t know what does.
The world tells us it’s okay to live together out of wedlock. It tells us we can have same sex partners. It goes even farther than that though because what they really want is for everyone to embrace the idea and let homosexuals get married. In one city there’s a fight going on about nudists and whether or not they should be able to just walk around nude anywhere they like. My question is when did this even become something that so many want to do?
If you read the news or watch it on T.V., especially around Christmas time, you’ll be sure to see someone fighting over whether or not there should be a manger scene on public or government property. If you don’t want to participate in that fight you won’t have to look far to see where someone is suing someone else simply because they have a cross on their property. You can add your own choice of worldly madness to the list if you want. “Woe to them that call good, evil and evil good.”
Being wise in your own eyes has to be the root cause of this madness. Wasn’t it pride that brought evil into the equation to begin with? I mean wasn’t it Lucifer that thought he could be like God? Sin united us to him, and we became blinded to the truth, and it takes a miracle from God to open our eyes. The thing about it is, once our eyes are opened to the truth of the gospel it’s impossible to see things the old way. It takes an intervention from God to change our perspective and without it we’re destined for even more outlandish behaviors.
Before I was born again I wouldn’t have cared at all if you were gay or wanted to go nude or any of these other things. I would have had the attitude; as long as you don’t bother me with it, I don’t care what you do. Now of course, I see that these types of behaviors are harming, not only the person directly engaged in them, but everyone in their vicinity as well. There are things called victimless crimes but when it comes to sin we are all victims. Sin infects everyone around because it’s what you might call a spirit crime and everyone is involved even if most people we live and work around never do stop to think about it.
Written by Louie