I’ve been spending a lot of time watching the history channel lately, mainly because most of what is on the tube is disgusting, immoral, disturbing and far from entertaining. I kind of wonder why I didn’t like history in school, because there is so much to learn from our past.
For example, a series on the men who built America focused on the richest men of that time. Without the resources of these men and their ability to look outside the box, America would be just another third world nation. Today, men like these are often looked upon as greedy, selfish and tyrannical, but there is no denying the contribution they made to our own history.
Railroads spread across our country, allowing for transportation of goods. Bridges were built with steel forged by laborers who were paid by those same models of industry. Tunnels were carved through mountains, allowing for ease of transit.
Inventions, which would change the course of life as it was known, were produced at rapid speed. A lot has changed over the course of history. Many a man has “evolved” from a self-sufficient creature into one who is entirely dependent on others or things to make his life easier; but is it really for the better?
There are tons of examples in God’s holy word of men, women and children who changed the course of history. These were average guys, kings and queens, and the very poor. Using this wonderful book as a guide can keep history moving in the right direction and us on the path to heaven. Let us never forget where we came from, because it is sure to lead us to where we will end up.