As we look at our world today, we see change everywhere. People have altered their opinions about religion. They’ve given way to political correctness to the point of zero tolerance. We’ve seen a change in the roles of men and women. We’ve been exposed to a sexual revolution that tells us anything goes. Our foods are pasteurized, loaded with steroids and additives and things we once thought were good for us are now labeled as causing harm to our bodies. Still every day we hear of recalls of foods containing e-coli or salmonella poisoning. The medical industry has become more of an industry than the original care givers who swore the Hippocratic oath, pledging to uphold ethical standards. The right to life has become a joke and not a very funny one at that. Babies are being destroyed while activists praise illegal entrance into our country.
Our young people in universities across the land, are learning all about Socialism as a possible alternative to democracy. They’ve never seen the results of such a choice. They never experienced the holocaust. They don’t truly know about Fascism or Marxism. Much of history has been written out of the reference books. The idea of helping others is a thing of the past. Unfortunately the last couple generations have been pampered and spoiled by parents who want them to have a good self image, giving way to the All About Me concept.
History certainly does repeat itself. We should learn from our past and adjust our knowledge to determine our future, but humanity thinks they can handle it. Mankind has always put itself at the top of the food chain. Each society thinks they’re better than another. They brag about accomplishments and discoveries, but things change, yet there is really nothing new under the sun.
So what are we to do? I read Proverbs 30, this morning as part of my Bible study. In it is the reassurance that God never changes in spite of all the mistakes we make along the way. Can you even imagine the omnipresence, omnipotence and omniscience of our God? It’s described right here.
The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,
The man declares, I am weary, O God;
I am weary, O God, and worn out.
Surely I am too stupid to be a man.
I have not the understanding of a man.
I have not learned wisdom,
nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.
Who has ascended to heaven and come down?
Who has gathered the wind in his fists?
Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is his son’s name?
Surely you know!
What a description! “Gathered the wind in his fists,” “wrapped the waters in his garment.” How great is that? Our God is awesome. He is alive and active in our lives and our world. He hears us. He communicates with us through His holy Word. He loves us without end. He provides for us. He is our Redeemer, comforter and deliverer. He knows our every need before we do. He has a plan for each individual on the planet. It’s time for us to return to the One who is consistent – who never changes – never fails and wants only the very best for us.