Every day there is one shocking news story after another. We’re bombarded by tales of inhumanity murder, greed, lust, idolatry, treacherous acts of violence and hatred. Occasionally we’re treated to a “feel good” story, but it seems they’re few and far between.
What do we do about a society that seems to have run amok? Some blame all this horror on the internet and the easy access to bizarre and disgusting behavior. Some say the end of the world is coming soon. Others believe our nation is on the verge of collapsing like the Ancient Roman Empire.
Solomon, in all his wisdom, knew that every act of depravity, lust and deceit were common since the beginning of the world. He had innumerable wives, excessive wealth, power and was admired as the wisest man alive but still he realized that the only thing under the sun that mattered, was his salvation. When all the diversions were cast aside, he remained a sinner, just like you and me.
Sin came into the world, not by God’s doing, but by man’s. Both Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden. Eve, for being tempted into believing the devil’s lies and Adam for not taking a leadership role and refusing. Both of them desired to have the same knowledge that God possessed.
Sin is sin, no matter how small or how large. Thanks be to God, He has provided victory over it, by offering His Son as the perfect sacrifice. We now have the opportunity to thank Him by serving Him and bringing others to Him. Our world will always be corrupted by evil, but there is hope for another paradise that awaits us on the other side of the grave.