I might have commented about certain new stories in recent weeks, except that the political landscape has become so divorced from reality and common sense that it’s hard to know where to start.
If I look for a root issue, I’d have to say it has to do with society’s leaders – whether in politics, news, entertainment, academia, or elsewhere – seeming most determined to replace our nation’s Judeo-Christian heritage with the codification and veneration of sexual hedonism. It’s hard to deny, for example, that they seem intent on replacing religious liberty with sexual liberty as a defining value of America. They may have already succeeded.
What resistance those in power are encountering to this agenda of debauchery seems weak at best and off-base in its own way at worst. There’s no sign of current trends downward toward further moral insanity being reversed. If anything, such trends are increasing speed. Americans used to be known for liberty – now we’re known for being libertines.
The current situation reminds me of these words that begin the second psalm:
Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?
The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!”
Psalm 2:1-3 NASB
This determination to throw off all moral restraint leads to an abdication of common sense in all areas of life – not just obviously moral ones. For example, as our nation is being attacked by enemies motivated by a known and articulated religious strategy which will to employ any means whatsoever to destroy us…and our government is responding by debating gun control! It’s as if Franklin Roosevelt in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, instead of calling for a resolution of war, called for tighter airplane regulation. I don’t have an axe to grind in the debate about the second amendment; I just can’t understand why anyone would think that’s the most important discussion topic in this context. If a city is experiencing a rash of arsons, is most important thing to discuss greater regulation of matches? If people want a discussion about gun control, have one – but not in this context, for crying out loud!
I’ve only mentioned a couple of examples of the madness that seems to rule public discussions today – whether in news media, on social media, or in office conversations. There is so much more that could be said. But who has the time to sift through and sort out all the madness? It’s multiplying!
Therefore, let us commit ourselves more fully to the Son of God, for Psalm 2 goes on to say and conclude:
He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,
“But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
“I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
‘You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.'”
Verse Info. Notes Ps 2:10 ¶ Now therefore, O kings, show discernment;
Take warning, O judges of the earth.
Worship the Lord with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.
Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
– Psalm 2:4-12 NASB
The Son of God is able to protect us through all this madness. Let us ever keep our eyes on Him. More than ever.