I'm pondering the weekend flash mob attack at Kroger and many other incidents. It has often been said that if you want to troubleshoot a problem, you cannot start at the end. You cannot start in the middle. You have to take it to the beginning. Statistics quoted on the news indicated some 300,000 single parent households in Memphis. One mother on tv has eight children. Another has nine. Single parents. Why?
Take it to the beginning. The legislative and judicial systems can't figure it out. God already did before we ever got here. Those principles, statutes and laws God established.....the ones we call old fashioned...are violated and what we see is the aftermath.
If relationships were void of fornication, one husband married one wife for life and children are raised in the fear and admonition of the Lord, we won't have most of the things our world faces today. Broken, angry bitter women who have given their bodies, emotions and souls to man after man looking for love pushing their children to the back burner while they look for the next "man fix" like a drug (they've given it away so many times looking for a man and STILL alone)...or.....men not being a part of their children's lives minimizing themselves to merely sperm donors.
Meanwhile, the aftermath: jails, cemeteries, and hell enlarge. Sin knows no racial, gender, age, or religious barriers: from the savages at Poplar plaza at Kroger, to the stank animal who killed his five children in South Carolina....menaces to society.
Let's not talk about holiness. Let's not inflict godly principles on such a smart generation who has it all under control. We have new revelations that make the bible antiquated. We just want to enjoy life and serve our flesh. Hmm.....Look at our families. Turn the news on and listen and watch the degradation. Politicians can't fix it. More police won't fix it. Religiosity won't fix it. The answer is found in LIVING within the mandates of God. "There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end therof are the ways of death" Proverbs 14:12