Discerning the Times

As I look at the climate of today’s society, the question arises; Will you bow down? If you’re wondering what I mean or where this question comes from, keep reading and I’ll tell you.

Isaiah 5:20 says,

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

We are living in a time where people are calling evil good and good evil. Perversion is at an all time high. We are swaying further and further from the truth. But what is the truth? Pontus Pilate, a seemingly intelligent man, stood face to face with the truth and retorted the very same question.

For many people, there is no real truth. There is this mentality that life is what we want it to be. Everything is based off of feelings and emotions. Everyone has a different opinion about what is right. What is moral or right to one may not be moral or right to another. So, which one of them is right?

Many will answer and say they are right, but my question is, who gave you your moral compass?

I can easily answer that question for myself. God gave me my moral compass. God introduced us to the truth through his son Jesus. Jesus said that he is the way, the truth and the life. Now that’s one bold claim!

So, what does all of this have to do with me bowing down. Look at Isaiah 5:20 again. What God said is good, the world is now calling evil. What God said is evil, the world is now calling good. 

In the Bible, there is a story of 3 young men named Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. They were told that if they didn’t bow down to a golden statue, they would be placed in a burning fire. Everyone else bowed down to avoid the consequences. These 3 young men refused to bow down to anyone or anything but their God.

Today, the world is not just asking us to bow down, but demanding us to. Bow down to what you may ask? Everything that seems right based on feelings and emotions. As a Christian, you have to answer the question, “Will you bow down?” I can’t answer for all Christians, but I can answer for myself…Because God gives me my moral compass, there is no way that I can agree with what is evil in his sight. I can not and will not bow down to the things of this world. I will not agree with the world just because everyone else is. I will not call evil good and good evil. And guess what…I’ll be called things like judgmental, ignorant, blind and so much more. Does that mean I can’t love others…no it does not mean that at all. I can stand for something and still show love. In 2 Timothy 3:12, Paul reminds Timothy that all who want to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. But guess what, I can stand right where I am in full confidence of who my God is. He’s the same God yesterday, today and tomorrow.

So today, ask yourself the question, who will you bow down to?

2 thoughts on “Discerning the Times

  1. Good morning Stephanie,
    That is a very timely word! The saints of God must continue to stand and not bow down to Satan the god of this world, and the foolishness he is doing through demonic influences.

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  2. Wow this was good Stephanie. Thank you for making it plain and simple! It’s so easy to go with the flow sometimes. Your article reminded me that we are not of this world.

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