Monday, March 21st, 2011
Moral Relativity a.k.a. 'Whatever...' (Part 3)
I shall run the way of Your commandments, for You will enlarge my heart.
Psalm 119:32 (NAS)
The tragic consequences of moral relativity began with Adam. They are not new. What makes today's wavering morality unique is its magnification through the media. Wandering stars sport their prodigal decisions like bright tattoos--clearly visible and proudly flaunted. The media grabs hold of a provocative headline faster than an Oliver Twist pickpocket.
Naughty news, vampy shows, and sassy songs join hands in an endless entertainment parade that mesmerize us. Most of us can't help but look, and every time we look, we shake our heads in wonder. We discuss it. Then, we look some more. These sights and sounds are spell-binding, literally.
We forget God's instructions: 'whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things' (Philippians 4:8).
In wrong thoughts, weak ears, and wavering focus, we allowed the enemy to establish a stronghold more powerful than any before it: media sensationalism.
Sin is so loud that consciences grow weak. An occasional Christian with a megaphone calls out the sinners. More Christians turn their backs in disgust, but the majority keep one ear on biblical truth. With the other, they're listening to 'just a little' of the dark parade. When is 'a little' sin OK with God?
All three responses to moral relativity are wrong according to Jesus.
We are to guard our hearts, minds, and ears. We are to enter foreign cultures as His ambassadors to represent the truth of our Homeland, Heaven, and the love of our King, Jesus. We are to run the way of His commandments. In running, our hearts will be enlarged for the effort. We will be protected.
We are actors, models and talent for Christ.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Moral Relativity series.