Look around there is evil – everything is messed
Look inside there is evil – every intention of the heart is evil.
I wrote sometime ago about how messed we can be
And yesterday I reflected about the importance of an inside out approach
I am burdened in my heart since a few days about the mess individuals create for ourselves and others around them.
Let me explain my burden –
I recently saw a poster on waste management – there is one person who litters without thought and goes away, the next one sees a litter and deposits his waste beside, and the cycle continues and the first person returns to see the huge garbage and then he complains about the huge stench it emanates and then gets into a mode where he can do nothing about!
(Waste management in itself is a huge social problem! )
Lets extrapolate this to human life – Today we are a 7 billion population grown from just two (according to the bible) If you don’t want to believe the Bible, lets believe history we weren’t 7 billion from the beginning
The Bible gives a peek a view of the concept of sin
In the first two chapters of the first book of the Bible which is Genesis, it gives a picture of creation and says IT was GOOD! Immediately in chapter three of Genesis, Sin enters in – Adam and Eve’s disobedience; continues to Cains jealousy which leads to Abel’s murder. By the time we reach chapter 6 we see mans wickedness – lust and the others followed…
Genesis 6:5 says every imagination of the thoughts of man’s heart was only evil continually
And today there is all the evil in progression – fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, anger, wrath, malice, slander, foul talk, lies etc
We have a huge pornography industry today, we have a new developing segment of homosexuals, we have social abuse, cybersex, we have on the other hand depression, broken people and broken homes, alcoholism and the list can keep going… How much garbage it creates in peaceful lives?
We are talking about the stench in our cultures, we are talking about how the world is getting perverse day by day. Where does its come from?
Bible has an answer – Jeremiah 17:9 says “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?”
It starts in an individuals heart, little by little it destroys societies. Who can change our wicked hearts?
And that’s the provision we have in Jesus Christ, when we encounter him. We are changed, all we need is HIM and HIM alone. We cannot get any better with any other solution. Nothing can satisfy us, alcohol nor sex nor drugs nor entertainment! They only keep adding to the ever increasing garbage.
When we accept him we can be changed and transformed, we all need him each day of our lives. To change our perverse hearts, to change the wrong ideas engraved in our roots, to get out of deceptions, to a greater understanding of ourselves and our relationship to him!
Accept him today and be saved!