It sounds as if the psalmist was talking about today rather than thousands of years ago. For all of our modern technology, we haven’t advanced very far. Everywhere we look today, lawlessness abounds. Children as young as age 11 are being offered contraceptives in the state of Maine. People who harm animals face more strict punishment than those who violate our children. It has become common news to hear about teachers, male and female, who are having illicit relationships with our schoolchildren.
Homosexuals are entering civil unions that God designed to be between one man and one woman. Psalms 12:8 says, “The wicked strut about on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.” To put it simply, people have lost any fear of God that they may have ever had.
Our judicial system is so out of whack that today many judges are rewriting laws to fit or meet their own agendas. America seems to have lost her identity as each person does what is right in their own eyes. And yet, people are becoming more hopeless and angry with all the turbulent changes that are taking place around us.
Mankind is purposing to put all their energy and time on anything other than the fact that we all will one day face a righteous God and give an account for our lives. Since the beginning of time, man has sought to fulfill his own will and desires. Modern man? What is so different about us than past generations? We have more trinkets and toys, and yet we find that all of our toys leave us with a hollow place in our heart and soul which only God can fill. I am stating the facts as they are. Now let me present the truth. God tells us in I Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, then, I will hear from heaven and I will heal their land.”
Let us pray that God will heal our land and return to us righteous and God-fearing nations. Jesus promises in his word “I have come to give you life and life abundantly.”
(Editor’s Note: The opinions of this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Inter-Mountain, the Randolph County Ministerial Association or the author’s church affiliation.)