Some years ago, the cover of Time magazine asked an intriguing question on its cover: “What ever happened to ethics?” The subtitle continued, saying that we have been, “Assaulted by sleaze, scandals and hypocrisy, America searches for its moral bearings.” There is little doubt that there has been a loss of moral sensitivity and responsibility, and it is very obvious. For most, it is difficult to watch television and not be offended by the language or scenes of indecency. A new “language” with matching images, has been introduced that has no respect for God or godly principles.
The only way to solve this problem of moral decay would be through a national revival of principled decency founded on God’s principles. If those of us who profess to trust God’s Word and believe in the fact that He will do what He says He will do, it is not unreasonable that revival will come. A spiritual awakening will visit our nation if we have enough faith, persevere in prayer, and regain a sense of the holiness of God.
Psalm 99:1 describes what would happen if we did regain a new sense of the presence and holiness, justice and righteousness of God. Because “the Lord reigns, let the nations tremble, He sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth tremble.”
This awesome picture of God that the Psalmist presents to us describes His holiness, power, might and majesty. This description of God is not one that we are familiar with since our minds have become so “clouded” with the things of this world. Certainly, we can blame the producers for the programs we watch, but they would not produce what they do without us watching, enjoying, and applauding it.
Prayer: Lord, may we be alert to “recognize” the dangers of what we see and hear and reject impure thoughts. Cleanse our hearts and minds. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble, He sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth tremble. Psalm 99:1