In the world but not of it

March 31, 2010

Moral decay…

Filed under: Uncategorized — In the world but not of it @ 5:00 am

When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability. Proverbs 28:2

Martin Luther is quoted as saying, “Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.”

Each time there is an election year we hear from candidates on how they will bring reform and fix all the things the previous candidate failed at resolving. We know by experience, without sounding cynical, that in four years we will be hearing how the current candidate, if elected, has broken his own promises.

Moral decay is prevalent and somehow we forget or neglect to acknowledge that people in power are still people who have a sin nature and engage in many of the same attitudes and actions like the rest of people whom they serve.

The issue is quite simple. People judge their morality by comparing themselves to those that live in a less moral way. We are all good at finding these people in order to justify our actions. But the truth is much higher than that. There is only one standard to judge ourselves by.

There is only “One” morality. It is Christ. If we judge ourselves by His life and His Word then we immediately shine light on darkness.

This is why we must pray for our leaders and not criticize or judge them. They are merely men and will enter eternity in the wrong direction if they are not saved. We need to pray that they will turn to Christ and change their morality. People act selfishly and independently because that is their nature.

We need our leaders to act according to God’s direction and not their own. Yes, the conscience is eternal and your conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

Commit to pray…

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