We live in evil times.
The level of moral rationalization has reached a peak I never thought would be mounted in America.
All for the sake of political pragmatism.
We call a man like Scott Brown a conservative when he only espouses fiscal conservatism yet his record as a state senator reveals otherwise.
We have a supposed conservative as Secretary of Defense, a Republican, who supports homosexuals openly serving in the military.
I keep referring back to Isaiah 5:20:
â€œWoe 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!â€
People wince when I take a moral stand in the political arena. I was told by a well-meaning man at a political meeting a while back that the social issues just might have to wait awhile until Republicans get back in power.
I asked him, â€œWerenâ€™t they just recently in power; for six years? How did that work out?â€
He just stared at me for a moment, opened his mouth, closed it, and stared at me some more.
I suggested to him that we try it Godâ€™s way for awhile. It seemed to work out just fine at our nationâ€™s founding.
He nodded his head yes and walked away.
You see, we donâ€™t trust God. We donâ€™t trust Him to move hearts. We donâ€™t trust Him to be on His throne moving in the events on earth.
We lack faith.
We lack godliness.
And itâ€™s getting frustrating. I’m beginning to feel a lot like David:
â€œHelp, LORD, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.â€ (Psalm 12:1-2)
It seems that evil hearts and evil speech is an accepted political stance to take these days.
It is acceptable to support killing babies.
Worse, it is acceptable to vote for someone who supports killing babies as long as they are not as bad as the other candidate, especially if it means winning Teddy Kennedyâ€™s seat.
â€œâ€¦everyone did what was right in his own eyes.â€ (Judges 21:25b)
It is foolish for a godless society to believe it can sustain itself, even with political pragmatism and hard work.
â€œThe fool has said in his heart, â€˜There is no God.â€™ They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none who does good. The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call on the LORD?â€ (Psalm 14:1-4)
Politicians tell us what we want to hear; they become a Reagan Conservative during the election, slap an â€œRâ€ behind their name, even though their record defies their speech, and we values voters fall right in line as oxen going to the slaughter.
â€œThey speak idly everyone with his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.â€ (Psalm 12:2)
Speaking idly is Old Testament speak for calling someone a liar. David knew how to deal with those types, you knowâ€¦liars.
â€œMay the LORD cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things, who have said, â€˜With our tongue we will prevail; our lips are our own; who is lord over us?â€™â€ (Psalm 12:3-4)
Beloved, we are deceiving ourselves if we think we can elect men such as Scott Brown and restore our nation to its greatness. If we falsely give our trust to such men, then we will stop interceding for our country against the likes of Obama and his minions and believe all is well. Remember 2000-2006?
And it will only get worse. Remember King Saul. Israel just had to have him, so God allowed it. Howâ€™d that work out?
We donâ€™t trust Godâ€¦usâ€¦Christian voters.
Tonight I begin teaching a series titled â€œIf You Donâ€™t Get Out Of The Boat, You Can Not Walk On Water.â€
Are you a water-walker or a boat potato?
Are you a Peter, willing to trust, or you one of the eleven disciples unwilling to leave the comfort of your boat?
You say Peter failed? Howâ€™s that?
He walked on water.
But he sank because he saw the wind!
Yes, but he cried out to Jesus and found that the Lord would always be there for him.
Now thatâ€™s a faith builder.
Are you a godly man or woman? Are you?
Are you willing to get out of the boat and trust Jesusâ€¦walk towards Him?
â€œLet us see what makes the times bad, and when they may be said to be so. Ask the children of this world, â€˜What makes the times bad?â€™ they will tell you, â€˜Scarcity of money, decay of trade, and the desolations of war; make the times bad: but the Scripture lays the badness of the times on cause of another nature, 2 Timothy 3:1: perilous times shall come, for sin shall abound; and of this David complains. When piety decays times are bad. He who made manâ€™s mouth will call him to account for his proud, profane, dissembling, or even useless wordsâ€¦When wickedness abounds, and is countenanced by those in authority, then the times are very bad.â€ (Matthew Henry commenting on Psalm 12)
He who has ears let him hear.
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