It is a changing world around us
By Gary Andrews
As I get older I often reminisce about the way things used to be. From the time I was a young boy and wishing I was older, I can vividly remember certain events and actions that have stayed in my memory for all of these years. It is a shame that our young people of today cannot fathom what it was like to live in the 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s.
It seems that in the earlier years more people were harder workers and over the time we have evolved into a time of smarter workers. The hi-tech advantages have changed the way we think and the way we approach our work.
There were certain remedies in the earlier years that we were supposed to follow to help heal our ailments. We were told to eat certain fruits and vegetables to help our vitamin supply and to protect us from the flu and viruses. Today it seems that our media outlets are telling of some scientist that has perfected remedies to over shadow what we have heard all our lives and the items we used and ate for many years were not good for us. Then a year later we hear that what we were doing is okay and should continue the process we learned many years ago. The world changes every day and we are victims of what society tells us to do.
Something that has never changed since the inception of time is that God has always been with us and has never changed His outlook, values, or His love for His children. His Holy Word is one that can be read and used and is never outdated. He speaks to us daily through His Word and prayer.
It seems that in today’s modernistic society that people are depending on themselves and others around them to be successful. These people are adapting to worldly views and accepting values less becoming what Christians know. Morals, ethics, and love have been replaced with deception, cruelty, and carelessness. We have become a world of “I” and lost the meaning of “we”. We have become a society of “it’s all about me”.
We are being told on a daily basis from certain groups that the Bible is an antiquated old history book and it has lost its value. I want you to know that there are many antiquated old history books but I have never seen one that has lost its value. Every day we are allowed to live on this earth creates new history and should be incorporated with these old history books.
The Bible is not one that you are going to add history too. The Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and speaks to us today through the many scriptures we are allowed to read. It will never go out of date and for the ones who believe it has no value don’t read it or study it on a daily basis using scriptures in the proper context.
Yes, we are going to have atheists and agnostics saying the Bible has changed and that the Word is no longer as it was. Yes, we are going to have different religious groups step forward and say their religion is true and that Christianity is a thing of the past.
And so the world goes on and changes evolve every day. Christianity and the Bible are under scrutiny each and every day because Christians have not stood up for the truth. We need to remember what the Psalmist says in chapter 18 verses 28-29: “You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning, my God turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop, with my God I can scale a wall.”
Keep God first in your life and put the world and the naysayers behind you.
Prayer: Almighty God, thank you for being first and foremost in my life. I know you are the way, the truth, and the light. Thank you for your guidance through your Word and be with me each and every day to stand up for you. Amen.
Suggested daily Bible readings: Sunday - Psalm 18:30-32; Monday – Luke 5:1-11; Tuesday – 2 Corinthians 12:14-21; Wednesday – Jeremiah 17:7-11; Thursday – Mark 9:50; Friday – Luke 8:9-15; Saturday – Ecclesiastes 3:1-17.
Gary Andrews is the author of Encouraging Words: 30-days in God’s Word. To obtain a copy go to his website www.gadevotionals.com.