Read Clint Decker’s August HOPE FOR TODAY Blog. Read it here or on the blog site.
Depending on your view point America is either evolving into a greater and more tolerant society or nose diving into moral oblivion. Gradually, behaviors once thought socially taboo is now societal norms. Fornication is two unmarried people who are sexually active. Once there were laws on the books that were enforced to deter such a lifestyle. The same goes for co-habitation, homosexuality and adultery. One by one these laws have been reversed or no longer enforced. As a result, pornography, incest, sexual trafficking, prostitution, rape have become dangerous and perverted spin offs of our sexually tolerant culture. Truly we are living in the most sexualized period of American and world history.
This new reality does not negate the eternal truth of choices and consequences. Yes, millions celebrate as our nation, along with many others, progress morally. However, my heart fears the coming day when the price must be paid for the moral path we have taken and then, cheers of joy will become tears of sorrow.
I make a call for people to turn to Jesus and away from the rising tide of these new moral norms. The legality, societal acceptance, and persuasive argument for them can easily sway you and me to go-along and join the swelling crowd.
Jesus once spoke of the wide and narrow roads, both with very different journeys and destinations. He said, “The gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few” (Matthew 7:13-14). The wide road is filled with crowds pleasuring themselves without restraint. The narrow road has few people because it is hard to turn away from the strong worldly appeals and walk in holiness before God. Even so, for those who persevere, the reward is eternal life.
What path do you choose? If you want real, lasting life then pack up and send off your old ways. However, realize it cannot be done on mere resolve with temptation all around. You need to start with a new heart and mind. Only Jesus, through His death and resurrection can give you the change and power to become a new man or woman. Call on Him in faith right now and may He be your hope for today.