Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Its All Good

I was scanning through those end of the year specials on tv. I was surprised at some of the titles. There are specials on the most popular celebrity murders, celebrity oops, dumbest criminals, etc. I am amazed at several things, one, that someone thought these were worth researching and compiling videos of, two, that we would want to want them, and three that our sense of right and wrong are so skewed we are not offended by them.
Isaiah 5:20-21 says "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight."
There is very little "good" entertainment anymore. What we call good movies or good music very often are anything but. Even the commercials are suggestive and filled with sexual innuendos. My foster son used to say "Its all good" about everything, work, church, money, everything. But the fact is, it is not all good. We have become a society of acceptance. We accept everything and everyone. As a social worker, I believe we can accept the person without accepting or condoning their actions. However, I have felt the push to accept even the sinful actions. These sins have been renamed: illnesses, predispositions, addictions, self-preservation, justifiable and even orientations. Whatever our society chooses to call drunkeness, drug abuse, sexual perversion, homosexuality, lying, etc. God still calls them sin.
We live in a country that allows its citizens to make choices. And for generations we have allowed our countrymen to choose. Many have chosen deviant behaviors and those behaviors have affected our society. The line between right and wrong has become blurry, the difference between good and evil a little hazy and sin has gone from a choice to an involuntary affliction.
I believe God teaches us to be empathetic and merciful to sinful people. But I also believe He has given us His Word to enlighten us, giving us a standard between right and wrong. He would not ask us to do right if knowing right from wrong was undiscoverable. We must be reading His Word. In the scriptures, we will find it really is black and white. It really is right and wrong. It really is evil and good. We also find that we are in a sad state when we get confused. Woe unto us when we call evil good and good evil. It really isn't all good.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes the lines get so blurred and we have a difficult time knowing right from wrong or maybe we just have a problem doing the right thing. Good job with this post. It gave me a lot to think about---but then they all do.


11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That so true---very good


8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Neva. Well said.


9:27 AM  

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