Pro 3:21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;
Pro 3:22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
Within this current world of chaos, there is much confusion going on in the minds of individuals, groups, media, Hollywood, public schools, colleges, universities; and especially within government.
Some of the confusion is deliberate. See my former post. But then, there are people who are totally ignorant of what is going on behind the scenes. There are those who approve of the evil and chaos, simply because they crave money, power, influence, prestige, re-election; and in some cases, they blatantly and obviously enjoy causing harm to the masses. But those who can't see or hear the evil (or cover their eyes and ears purposely so they don't have to deal with it) keep living their lives unredeemed as the cesspool swirls all around them - which is all to their detriment in the end.
There was a popular song back in the 70's (I think) where the lyrics described life as a "ball of confusion." When I looked back at the lyrics, I was surprised to see that the Temptations were against gun control!
Many of the lyrics can be applied more today than even back in the 70's!
And it seems,
Nobody is interested in learnin'
But the teacher
Segregation, determination, demonstration,
Humiliation, obligation to our nation
Ball of Confusion
That's what the world is today
The sale of pills are at an all time high
Young folks walk around with
Their heads in the sky
Cities aflame in the summer time
And, the beat goes on
Air pollution, revolution, gun control,
Sound of soul
Shootin' rockets to the moon
Kids growin' up too soon
Politicians say more taxes will
And the band played on
So round 'n' round 'n' round we go
Where the world's headed, nobody knows
Just a Ball of Confusion
Oh yea, that's what the wold is today
Fear in the air, tension everywhere
Unemployment rising fast,
It is interesting to note that the Temptations knew where true love is shared. They don't necessarily mention the Bible, but they did write:
Vote for me, and I'll set you free
Rap on brother, rap on
Well, the only person talkin'
'Bout love thy brother is the preacher
In Dr. David Jeremiah's book called Moments With God On Route 66, he discusses avoiding roadblocks in life and knowing the way - the true way according to God's Word.
Modern life can be confusing. There are many things that used to be called "evil" that are now called "good." And many things that used to be called "good" are now called "evil"---or at the very least, they are called "narrow-minded," "intolerant," "prejudiced," or "old fashioned."
But such confusion is not new. God once warned the Israelites, through the prophet Isaiah, about the same thing. "Woe to those, " God said, "who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter" (Isaiah 5:20). Ancient words that we should heed today.
Pray for discernment on the road to new life.
Discover God's enlightenment... on Route 66.