It sometimes seems that our time is very unique. That no other time in History has had such a mixture of events and pressures upon humanity. For us this is very true. This is our time. We will be remembered by the actions we take during our time.
If we go back in history we read about the good and bad that people did and endured. It is so important that we understand. The people and the times have changed. However, the attitude and actions of people do not change unless the people are willing to learn from history.
In history we can read about the corruption of every part of human life. We can review all the facts about what took place. But, unless we learn and work on making this time different our time will be viewed as a time that history repeated its mistakes, rather than a time when people changed the course of history.
One important consideration is that no matter where we are we are confronted with the truth or a lie. History time and time again teaches us the lesson that if we live a lie and practice a life of falsehood we will suffer the destruction of our society and humanity.
However, there is a prescription to solve this problem. It is Truth! Truth produces integrity. Integrity provides peace and growth in the human spirit. But, like any medicine it must be taken to produce a result. Sometimes we do not like the medicine because it may cost a lot or may taste bitter. The truth is that until we begin to take the medicine we can not begin to get better.
There is one truth that has stood the test of time. That truth is that God, Our Creator, loves us and has revealed His will (Truth) to us. We must decide freely if we will take the truth, apply it to our lives and grow in peace. Or, we can choose to continue to live in a lie, and suffer.
Every generation, every nation, every person must come to a point in which it is time to take the medicine or perish.
LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman, who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts, who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken. Ps 15:1-5 (NIV)
Many thanks to brother Ed Healy, for allowing me to post from his website, theabidingword.com.