Tuesday, October 9, 2012

There is a generation... pt. 3

The third part of “There is a generation…” series comes from verse 13 of Proverbs 30 [n].

[vs 13] There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

Again, there is little doubt to the fact that we live in a day when “every way of a man is right in his own eyes”. [n] From the Christian to the non-Christian, the theist to the atheist, the republican to the democrat, the pro-lifer to the abortionist, the hetero to the homo sexual, there are many varying ideals which encompass America. And while some riot, demand, debate, or merely claim to agree to disagree, the conflict remains ever increasing. I just read an article this morning about persons getting labeled as racist simply because they voiced their right to vote for a white candidate (and they are not white).

Why can’t we just all get along? Simple –
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”[n]

What do I mean by fool? I mean, by looking only to ourselves – our own ideals, presuppositions, selfishness, and limited knowledge – we become foolish in our thinking. By denying God (whether by voice in our unbelief or by action in our lack thereof), refusing to adhere to the core principles and doctrines of scripture (both in word and deed), all the while seeing ourselves in a right standing with God –calling on Him to bless us – is the height of hypocrisy!

Are we not as those who Christ said unto, “Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men”?[n] Scripture declares, “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” [n]

If we want the blessings of God upon America, then we must “remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works” [n] – i.e. turn from our sin and return to the wisdom of scripture.

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