Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Searching For Wisdom

During our daily Wisdom Search I started thinking about a couple of the verses.

Psalm 16:4a says 'Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god...'

A lot of the sorrow in our country is most likely caused because we are chasing after "another god" of some sort. For us gals out there it could be clothes, makeup, money, a new job, boys or any number of other things. For guys it could be a new sports car, music, money, a job, girls and who knows what else. Most people have a tendency to place something before God and we wonder why we have so much sorrow and difficulties. We need to stop "hastening" after the things that don't really matter and RUNNING after God and the things that do matter.

Psalm 106:36-38a says '(36)And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. (37)Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,(38a)And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters...'

When it says that they "served their idols" it could mean things like we were talking about just now. All of the things in the lists above can be good if done or used at the right time but they can all be turned into idols and distractions or "snares" as the Bible says. "They sacrifice their sons and their daughters" who could do such a thing? But many many people do it. They may not literally kill them though some do. The parents that do have children and put them in school and daycare are sacrificing them too. The are sacrificing the right and honor of teaching them and watching them grow. They are offering them up to the state and telling the world that they don't care what their children learn. They expect their children to learn all this junk about there not being a God and that the world is millions of years old and then believe that there is a God who made the world in seven days. Then there are the people who "shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters". Those are the people, married and single, who decide that children are a problem or a barrier between them and their plans. Our country is falling apart. We have become murderers of little babies! Women who have been foolish, unwise, or just plain stupid are killing their babies for their own convenience. Why do some of the women in the army even join if they don't plan on going into combat (though they shouldn't go into combat period)? If they are going to go to all the trouble of joining then, when deployment time comes, become afraid, become pregnant until their squadron are gone, then get an abortion are murderers!!! They must not realize that they are intentionally killing a human being. Someone must teach them. Someone must go to them and tell them the terrible things they are doing. They are covering our country in "innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters" and turning not only their own hearts away from God but God's heart away from us as a nation. We may not be able to do much. Some of us are young, like me. But, though we may be young in heart, we can still pray. For us young people prayer is our strongest weapon. Help me to fight this cruel dead with prayer.

P.S. I'm sorry if I've been rambling. I just needed to get that down on paper or something. I usually don't write a whole lot at one time but my thoughts just started to flow today.

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