Echoes From the Campfire

I never expect trouble.  But if it comes looking for me I aim to be ready.”
              –Donald L. Robertson (Logan’s Word)

    “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.  And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.”
              –1 John 5:4 (NKJV)
Hmmm, the political scene hasn’t become any better since Biden was elected.  The liberals still have their hate, and this is not only against Republicans and conservatives, but it is directed also at God.  This last election, I’m afraid, was a turning point in American history for it was a time when the country, or at least a vast part of it, turned its back on God and His moral laws.  I give four examples:

         1)  abortion — men throughout the ages have attempted to thwart God by the killing of the innocent.  One of the practices that finally brought judgment and slavery to Israel was when they refused to stop shedding the blood of their children on the altars of Moloch and Baal.
         2)  the gay agenda — this is a direct attack on the way the God made man.  It is an attack on the family unit, and thus a sneer in the face of Christ and His Bride–the Church.
         3)  transgenderism — God made man, male and female.
         4)  when people call evil good; I refer you to the following verse:  “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:21, NKJV)  Follow this by reading Romans 1-2.  Notice the term, “woe”.  When God uses this, it speaks out a dire warning.

    This country doesn’t need to go back to the “old ways,” however it does need to go back to God.  There needs to be repentance and recognition of God’s holy moral laws.  Along with repentance, the nation needs healing as do many individuals.  Healing not only of the body, but healing of the mind and more important, healing of the soul.  Dr. Charles L. Allen says, “Healing means bringing the person into a right relationship with the physical, mental, and spiritual laws of God.”  David put it this way, “He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” (Psalm 23:3, NKJV)
    Postmodernism has taken over; the culture now clamors that it is “wok” (what a term) meaning, more enlightened in the past.  No, their souls are sick, their hearts are blackened; Proverbs 23:7, states, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”  When the individual’s morals are topsy-turvy, their souls will be also.  Truth, to the liberal, is relative; it can be ever changing.  There is a blatant disregard for the absolute truth of God’s Word, despite how “religious” they may seem.  The truth is not in them.
    I would encourage you to tend to your heart.  Check it out, do a spiritual inventory to see if your soul is right.  Do you hunger and thirst for righteousness?  Are you seeking the heart of God?  Is your heart full of vile and bitterness?  Bitterness, the blaming of others, the hating of others, caused by anger, distress, or disappointment.  Go to God’s Word; He has the antidote for bitterness and for hatred.  Seek the truth, seek restoration from the Lord, or as Moffat translates it, “He revives life in me.”