What I read today
1 Kings 17-18; Proverbs 3; Ezekiel 30; Mark 8; 1 Corinthians 16
We like to be self-sufficient, don’t we?
We like to believe that it’s our hard work, our efforts, our talent or our knowledge that rules the day. That’s how we’ve ended up in the situation we’re in here in 2018. We have people who believe that they can do or say whatever they want and there are no consequences. We can make decisions based on whatever set of rules we make up at any given time.
Of course when those plans fail, or we end up making a mess of things then we become empty and angry.
Proverbs 3 vs. 5 – 7 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.”
We’ve decided as a society that many of the things that God says are evil, we treat as good.
We have decided that money is more important than any other thing in the world. That success is more important than our families. We can’t understand why our kids are struggling in school, or feel alone when they come home to an empty house with both Mom and Dad working long hours.
We have decided that pleasure is to be sought at all costs. We’ve seen how partying on college campuses has gotten out of control. Then we wonder why sexual assaults on college campuses are on the rise.
We witness the idea that sex outside of marriage is now the norm. Then we can’t understand why we have single mothers struggling to make ends meet.
The list goes on and on.
God says we should turn back to him. We should read what he says and listen to him. Our lives would be so much better if we tried doing it his way and not our way.