“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Cor 1:18-20
What we are seeing in our world is a moral reversal. All of a sudden right=wrong and vice versa. With all the confusion, it’s difficult to keep our eyes on God rather than on the world.
The world says to be politically correct, while the Bible tells us to be morally correct. The culture war is an outward manifestation of an inner faith war.
Atheist Carl Sagan’s TV show from the early 1980’s was one of the most watched cable productions. His motto was, “The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be.” With an opposing view, John Calvin said, “The cosmos is God’s theater to show His glory.” The author of creation also gave us a map for moral and spiritual living.
The scriptures tell us that preaching about the cross sounds foolish to those who are dying in sin. But it is the power of God to those of us who are saved from the punishment of sin.
We are in a constant and very real battle going on every day before our very eyes. It is inner and spiritual before it is outward and cultural. But I have read the final words of the Book and I know who will ultimately win.
Lord, strengthen me with Your Word to fight the good fight against the sin which creeps into my life. Without guidance from Your Word and the presence of Your Spirit, I cannot do it. Help me rely on You daily. Amen
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