While we did have a good first meeting for our Ruth Study last night, something is weighing on my mind this morning.
When I clicked on my computer yesterday there was a "top story?" about one of our your military men who has "come out" and chose to do that via You Tube while on the phone with his father. I have no desire to watch the "Tube". I did scan down thru just some of the over 200 remarks at that time. Interesting, interesting to see how many responded. There were a few remarks made by "well meaning" Christians and that only fueled the flame for the onslaught as many cried out "we can do what we want!"
Really??? As we began our study of Ruth I chose first to go back to set the tone for the times as they were as the story of Ruth unfolds. Just take a moment, find the book of Ruth in your bibles, now go back just the the page before, that would put you in Judges and look carefully there, the very last verse, Judges 21:25.....see for yourself.
"In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes"
Do you not see us "America" right there? In our day there is no king in our land,
we are quickly moving away from a "Christian" nation. I heard recently that Pepsi has gone so far as to remove "in God we trust" from our Pledge of Allegiance that is now placed on their new cans. We want to live by the same standard as in the days of the judges, "I can do what I want to do!" We don't have a king in our land......we have taken "The King" out of our schools, our courts and God help us "out of many of our churches".
We have "judges" who set over this land overturning godly constitutional standards.
We are living in a turbulent period and my Bible says judgement begins at the house of God (I Peter 4:16) Those things that are now acceptable are happening because Christians have adopted the same philosphy, slowly accepting the ways of the world, softening our gospel to make us feel good.
I hope you will underline that verse in Judges and ponder that in your hearts.