FEBRUARY 11 – OUR EYES DECEIVE US
JUDGES 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
We have now raised a generation that are adults now and called Millennials. These adults have been raised to believe they are entitled, narcissistic, self-interested, unfocused, and lazy. Entitled is the biggest. There are those that make demands and when demands are met they are still not happy.
They were told they were special and could have anything they wanted in life without earning it. They were put in an honors class without deserving it. They received participation medals instead of medals for being the best. Their ego has been built to an enormous level. Because of this elevated ego when they try to answer a problem they really have no clue about the problem. They do not have a coping mechanism for stress. They seek instant gratification.
Because of instant gratification, they are willing to bend Gods rules to achieve quickly a semblance of success. Because of lack of patience, they want to be at the top of the mountain without climbing it. Today we have many that want to do it their way and relegate God to the sidelines. Salvation has been deemed to be the most important thing in Gods Word and everything else can be shunted to the side.
The reason we cannot have a civil discourse where respect is prominent is the above ego gets in the way. Then there are those that think they already know everything. So we do what is right in our own eyes. We should earnestly seek the face of God and embrace all the things that Jesus taught. Who am I to pick through His Word as if it is a smorgasbord and accept some and reject or modify others to create my own version.
Let us accept Gods way. Let us work Gods plan.
Comfort in affliction
1827 – Little Maria Judson, the infant daughter of Adoniram and Ann Judson, missionaries to Burma, died on this date, just a few months following the tragic death of her dear mother. In a letter to Ann’s mother Rebecca Hasseltine, dated April 26, 1827, Adoniram tried to comfort her, the best he knew how with the following words: “My sweet little Maria lies by the side of her fond mother…an affection of the bowels,) proved incurable. She had the best medical advice; and the kind care of Mrs. Wade could not have been, in any respect, exceeded by that of her own mother. But all our efforts, and prayers, and tears, could not propitiate the cruel disease. The work of death went forward; and after the usual process, excruciating to a parent’s feelings, she ceased to breathe… at three o’clock P.M. aged two years and three months.
We then closed her faded eyes, and bound up her discolored lips, where the dark touch of death first appeared, and folded her little hands-the exact pattern of her mothers on her cold breast. The next morning, we made her last bed, In the small closure which surrounds her mother’s grave. Together they rest in hope, under the hope tree, (Hopia) which stands at the head of the graves; and together, I trust, their spirits are rejoicing, after a short separation of precisely six months. Thus I am left alone in this wide world. My father’s family and all my relatives, have been, for many years, separated from me, by seas that I shall never pass. They are the same to me as if buried. My own dear family I have actually buried: one in Rangoon, and two in Amherst.”…What remains is for me to follow where my Savior reigns.”
Dr. Greg J. Dixon, from: This Day in Baptist History Vol. I: Cummins/Thompson /, p. 166.
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