Message for May 30, 2010

Good or good enough, which is it?  Our lives are based on what we perceive to be right in our own way of thinking.  We don’t always act the way we know is right.  We act the way we want to act.  Just because I might believe something is wrong, doesn’t mean I won’t do the thing.  I probably just hope I don’t get caught.
In a Fox News article they gave the results of a national morality poll.  Over 90% surveyed said they believe adultry is morally wrong.  Great belief, but what about actions?  Statistics show that over 50% of spouses commit adultry at some time in their marriage.  This proves that humans will do things they don’t really believe is right.
Combine that with the fact that many people don’t even have a moral standard on which to base their behavior.  This leads to a mixed up set of values. Our values are based on what we are taught and that becomes our ground rules of life.  Most of our values are a product of the society in which we live.  Biblical standards cross cultural lines and remain true.  However, if we interpret the Scriptures with a cultural bias we are subject to opinions as much as real truth.  We must allow Scripture to form its own interpretation and standard. Romans 12:2 in the Amplified Bible says, ” Do not be conformed to this world (this age) (fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial curstoms), but be transformed (changed) by the entire renewal of your mind ( by its new ideals and its new attitude) what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect in HIs sight for you.”

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