Rage is consuming our society. It is fed by hearts that are desperately wicked and in turn nourishes the ego of those consumed by its lust. More and more each day, individuals in our society make it very clear that it is “self” that matters, nothing else. The welfare and feelings of another human being mean nothing.
All that is good and clean from God’s perspective is ridiculed, cursed and laughed off. The attitude of folks in general has certainly made a 180 degree turn from what I recall of my earlier years about society. When I was a youngster, we were taught to respect our parents, our elders and others. We were taught that the world does not revolve around us and the world does not owe us a living. Maybe this is why there is so much rage coming from so many people. We are no longer being taught from childhood to respect others. Yes, that is certainly one reason, but it is not the reason.
Here in Laurel County, Kentucky the local magistrates are kept busy just trying to keep all the trash picked up from those who travel the roads. As in other places, they use prisoners for this task, but they seem to be falling behind. Could this be a product of rage? Is it possible that some people are so jealous of others they pollute everything around them because of their hatred?
Those who wait at the stop lights and the grocery store check-outs are sometimes quick to voice their displeasure for being inconvenienced.
Mean spirited attitudes are usually the norm for talk shows and social media. Comments from others about a written commentary are most always followed up by those with a self-righteous attitude and a profane mouth.
Billy Graham died yesterday at the age of 99. I have read several kind and gracious remarks about this fine Christian man. However, there have also been some comments made by those consumed with hate for anything good. One comment from a well-known woman concerning Billy Graham (although I’ve never heard of her) was, “Have fun in hell.” She ended this comment with another word that I will not include.
Evil still walks the hallways of our schools and murders our children and those who are there to teach them. We are enraged, and should be. However, we also, legally, murder over 3,500 children per day via abortion in this country. Where is the outrage?
I haven’t even touched the tip of the iceberg in giving just a few examples of the rage that consumes our society. Why is there so much hatred? Why is it so predominate today? Why does it seem to be escalating out of control, because it is?
It is dangerous these days to send our children to school. It is dangerous to drive the highways. It is dangerous to be conceived in the womb of your mother. It is dangerous to contradict the cancerous sins of our society. It is becoming dangerous to simply live for Jesus Christ and Him alone.
Our society, more and more every day, hates anything that is good. Virginity is mocked. Marriage is mocked. Respect is mocked. The Bible is mocked. Living for Jesus is mocked. Politeness is mocked. Opinions are mocked. Churches are mocked. Christians are mocked. Last but not least, Jesus is mocked.
We could provide many reasons for the rage that is consuming our society, but Jesus nailed it when He said;
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” (John 15:18-19)
Remember the comment the woman made about Billy Graham? What did Billy Graham do to her to instill so much hate? Nothing. He was simply a child of God who loved Jesus and followed his Master. He simply and faithfully relayed the Good News about Jesus. That is all.
Satan hates Billy Graham and anyone else who tells the Good News about Jesus. This is where the rage is coming from within the hearts of people today. Satan hates anything and everything that is good. He wants to corrupt society, from trash on the side of the roads to the hearts of those who will follow him.
Jesus also said;
“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” (John 3:19-21)
The spiritual light that once lit our way in the United States of America has been dimmed considerably. We are now sitting in almost total darkness.
Those who remain among us that love the Light will soon see the Light, not just in our hearts but with our eyes. Those who love the darkness, and they are growing exponentially by the day, will soon experience real darkness of a world under God’s judgment.
All that is of God is sacred. The rage in this darkened world will continue, but be careful.
“If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.” (Galatians 5:15)
There is a spiritual battle going on right now. The rage we are seeing today is being induced by the evil among us. Be careful.
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)
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