It's Sad Really...

As I was reading some scripture today, I came across the following passage: "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God." - Galations 5:19-21

This passage really hit me. As I read off each of the things that God says will block us from entering His kingdom, I realized that all of these things are abundant in the world that we live in today. I see the truth in Matthew 7:13 as it says, "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it."

It seems in today's culture, sex is just a recreational activity. I read recently that a recent study showed that almost 95% of adults have had premarital sex. Thanks to the media, sex is now portrayed as a means of instant pleasure and gratification rather than the intimacy between a husband and wife as God created it to be. Its sad that so many people have sex and end up with an unwanted child. It seems that almost every week I hear or see on facebook that a girl I know is having a baby out of wedlock. But whats really sad is that its so common, I don't really think much about it anymore.

Its sad that there is so much hatred, anger, and jealousy in this world. It sad that, without fail, everytime I turn on the tv, I see where someone else has been murdered or has been a victim of a crime. Its sad that crime occurs so often, our jails are to full to house more criminals so we have to constantly build onto the ones we have or build new ones. Its sad that our women's & children's shelters are overflowing with women and children who are victims of abuse because their loved ones could not control their tempers.

It's sad that so many people today use alcohol as a means to solve their problems, to numb their pain, or to simply forget about something. Its sad that people go out and get drunk likes its the "cool" thing to do when in reality, they are condemning themselves to an eternity in hell when they could live in paradise.

It's sad that these sins are so common that people don't really consider them to be sins anymore because no one preaches against them. It seems that because they are so common, they have become acceptable. Yet, just because society accepts them does not mean God does. God's word is absolute and His word is final. If you participate in these sinful natures, you will not enter into His Kingdom... and what a shame that will be.

1 comment:

  1. Sara, I love you! You are such a wonderful, Godly, young woman, and I am so blessed to have you in my life! You are a great example for young women to live a Spirit filled life. God is using you! I think often that if we are blessed with a daughter one day, I hope she is as spiritually mature as you are when she's a young adult! Thank you for your example!!


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