If you have lived in this present world for any length of time, you have to notice how spiritually ugly it has become. When I was a kid the heathen members of society respected the beliefs of the religious folks. I can remember on many occasions listening to my mom talk about a woman who had conceived. My mom would not use the word “pregnant”, she and her friends would say PG. My mom told me many times that a woman could not have a baby unless she was married. My older brother was a rank sinner because he and his girlfriend had a baby. Now in this present time some girls use abortion as a form of birth control, they call it reproductive health. The reason the world is changing so radically is because the majority of men do not respect God and His Word.
Genesis 6:5 God saw that the wickedness of man was very great and his every thought was evil.
God regretted making man on the earth and He was determined to destroy all of them. However, He found one man among all men that would obey Him; that man was Noah. Noah demonstrated his faith by obeying God and he built the great ark, it took him over one hundred years to complete it. When the ark was finished, Noah got his family and all the animals on board and it began to rain. All of those wicked people died in the flood with all the animals. God began an all new creation with Noah’s three sons and their wives. There was one major problem, Noah and his sons still had the fallen nature of their great, great grand father Adam.
1 John 5:19 We know we are of God and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
Adam’s nature survived the flood and Adam’s father the devil will always welcome new recruits. So what we have are two types of people living in this world. We have the children of the devil and the sons of God. Every man can choose his or her father. You will spend eternity with whatever father you choose and evil men are content with the status quo, they have not considered what is waiting for them. For the believer, evil and wickedness are things they hate and by the grace of God they avoid them every day of the world.
Hebrews 11:25 By faith Moses chose to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
Sinners are reluctant to shun sin because it gives them pleasure in their flesh, but the wages of sin is death. There are three types of death taught in the Bible, the first is spiritual death which is separation from God. The second is physical death that all of us can see. The last one is the second death which is eternity in hell. The wages of death begin with spiritual, then physical, and then the second death and the sinner has no clue because he takes pleasure in sinning. What God calls wickedness and evil, some men call fun and normal! Do you know how sinners deal with the reality of hell? They redescribe it and make it to be not such a bad place to hang out with their friends. The world is full of wickedness and evil, but most people don’t think it’s an issue that warrants their attention. I pray that all men would awake from their slumber and embrace the righteousness Jesus died to give us. Amen.