Words from the Heart for Thursday July 29th, 2021
Whoever robs their father or mother and says, “It’s not wrong,” is partner to one who destroys.
Proverbs 28:24 (NIV)
It’s Not Wrong
A website that gives advice to people visiting Canada gives 10 things you should never do in Canada. One says this: “Considering that Canada is a country that has a maple leaf on its flag, then you know they mean serious business when it comes to the maple tree and its produce. Canada happens to be the biggest producer of maple syrup in the world. Saying you don’t like it is like saying you don’t like them! So even if you’re not a maple syrup enthusiast just don’t say anything at all.”
We live in a day when there are few absolutes. Whatever you feel is right for you is fine. Don’t try to put your morals on me and I’ll leave you alone to live your life as you wish. The only time anyone gets in trouble is when they proclaim that there is a God who sets standards for morality and demands that people live by them. This is what the Bible clearly declares and so those of us who proclaim Biblical truth are despised by those who want the freedom to live as they like. But we can’t waver in proclaiming the truth. This has always been so. Look at what King Solomon wrote some 3,000 years ago in Proverbs 28:24: “Whoever robs their father or mother and says, ‘It’s not wrong,’ is partner to one who destroys.” This sounds like something that came out of today’s local news. Too many parents have been robbed by their own children, often for drug money. No matter how someone might try to justify it, God declares that such action is wrong. God will not lower His standards – right is right and wrong is wrong.
These have been words from the heart.