There are many people searching for meaning today. They want meaning and a purpose in their lives but don’t know where to find it. Can you reach them with an answer? Some of them are just kids, teenagers really, that have no idea where they are going. They are following the trends on social media and some are going in the wrong direction. Can you help them find their way? You would think that their parents could help them but most parents today seem to be just as lost as their children are. Even some who seem to have everything together on the outside are still searching and trying to find their reason for living. Why has this happened?
If you go back far enough you can find the answer to what happened, not only in our country but in the world itself. Some people think it happened when JFK was killed or when the Korean War was over, which has never actually happened yet. The 20th century had many points that you could call and even label as “life-changing” or even cultural changing. But the most dramatic change came after the decision to remove the Bible from our education system and then remove prayer from schools altogether.
Why do I call this point the most dramatic change point in the 20th century? Because it took the standard away. For most of the history of America, the Bible has set the standard of how to conduct yourself in life. It was studied in school for many years and before public schools were common, parents taught their children from the Bible as the primary textbook for reading. While it is true there have been many people in our past that didn’t like some of the moral teachings found in it, the Bible was still the book that our founders used as a guide for many of the laws and statutes.
Without a moral standard, our country has slipped into anarchy and chaotic behavior in many areas. The most telling of which is sports and family values. There are few values left in our society because everyone seems to want to use their ideas for their standard. You hear many people saying “You have your truth and I have mine”. The problem here is that truth is found only in God’s Word. When we begin to make decisions based on our version of truth or to live our lives based on our idea of truth and justice, we’ve thrown God’s Word out and replaced it with our ideas of morality, justice and fairness and that makes us our own “god”. Think about this for a minute and remember some of the political speeches and newscasts in the past couple of years.
God’s prophecy of the end of the age tells of this time when people will make their own laws and forget God’s Law. They will be “lovers of self and idolators”. In 2 Timothy 3, it says this and more: 1 But understand this: In the last days terrible times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, without the love of good, 4 traitorous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having a form of godliness but denying its power.
I pray that anyone who reads this will seek out Jesus Christ as their Savior and give their heart to Him, then live the rest of their life as a follower of Him. When the day comes when the Trumpet sounds, you will be called to be with Him forever.