Walk by Faith #6. “The Upward Climb.”

Walk by Faith #6. “The Upward Climb.”

Morally speaking the world slides ever downward. It always has and it always will. Every now and then a generation will fight its way upward when it sees the cesspool below, but the slope on which it slid is still there; and it must be resisted.

There are no new sins. The devil has merely taken the old ones and repackaged them. Though the internet has brought a lot of good into our lives, it has also allowed open access to every conceivable sin at the touch of a screen—that slope just gets slipperier.

The present generation of young people have often been accused of having a spirit of ‘entitlement’. If it is true, then they came by it honestly. For it is the same spirit that has pervaded the last three generations of a Western World that has become increasingly wealthy.

Unsurprisingly, we are witnessing our rich Western World slide into the depths of Sodom and Gomorrah. The attitude of the wicked men of the evil twin-cities sounds a lot like the attitudes of the wicked of today.

At the heart of this moral decay is a belief that we can do what we like and get away with it. We have become eternal teenagers. Oversized children who expect their Heavenly Father to smile indulgently and clean up the mess of our sin and foolishness without judgement.

As much as we might want to excuse one another of our sins and shortcomings, we are warned that our Holy and Just God looks at us as responsible adults. His doctrines are there to pull us upward, while the devil’s doctrines will pull us downward—our choice!

“As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,” (Ephesians 4:14-15).

John Staiger


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