I Peter 4: 17: For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God, and if it begins with us, what happens to those who do not obey the gospel of God?
A friend and I were talking today about the castaway type of society in which we live. Values have been cast aside, morals, core beliefs, religious values, and yes, people. Babies in the womb. The elderly in the nursing home stage of life and on and on the list goes.
But we cast others away as easily as the weak. A spouse, it isn’t working out, no sweat, I’ll find another one. A child, he’s not what I really wanted, his dad, grandpa, or even foster care can have the problem. I don’t need that. Or, then there is the fellow Christian who fell into sin. We immediately judge, and ignore, turning our backs on a soul we see as having no redeeming value. Shame on us. I have dish towels that I’ve had longer than some folk’s marriages have lasted. I kept them clean and took care of them. Alternating their use so as not to wear them out.
Why do we put so little value on human life? When I was growing up I witnessed people risking their lives to help save another. Yes, it still happens, occasionally we see it on the news. But, that doesn’t get the ratings, the looting, raping, murder, bombings and wickedness do.
God is ready to bring judgment upon His House, and if His House will be judged how much more will the house of the wicked?
As a child of God, help the brother who falls, by praying for him, by reaching out to him. No, you don’t condone bad behavior, but you don’t beat him with it either. You show him the way back. Keep short accounts with God, if you sin, repent immediately. Be kind to the elderly and the young, protect them. Get close to God. Yes, you may consider this a warning. Don’t cast aside people like used dish towels. Until next time!
Psalm 91: 8-9: Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place.