Society has taken a dark step backwards. I’m not sure if it’s because we’ve forgotten Jesus’ admonishment to love one another as we love ourselves – if we’ve totally forgotten the Ten Commandments – or if we’ve turned to ourselves for our own salvation. Somewhere in the last half century, there’s been a lack of taking responsibility for one’s actions, which has led to a nation of “all about me” thinkers.
The Old Testament laws of Deuteronomy state – if a son is stubborn and rebellious towards his parents they had the right to take him to the elders and have him STONED, and I’m not talking about drugs here. Some would call that really tough love.
Praise God, He has fulfilled the Law through His Son, but we still should be responsible citizens, family members and employees. Somewhere along the line we’ve forgotten our responsibility, as part of Christ’s body, to shake off our old ways and live as He did when He walked the earth.
When pointing a finger at someone else, look at the configuration of the hand. One finger points towards those we accuse and three are pointed right back at us. Were all accountable for what we do in this life. Our sins have been forgiven, but now more than ever, we’re obligated to set an example of how our lives change when we become disciples of Christ. He alone has changed them!
Teaching that lesson to our children is a must. Passing the buck is one of the oldest sins of man. When God asked Adam why he ate the forbidden fruit, he blamed His wife and she in turn blamed the serpent.
Dear Lord, our world is filled with sinful behavior. Help us trust in your forgiveness and honor you for the price you paid for our redemption. Amen!