Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Moral Relativity a.k.a. 'Whatever...' (Part 4, Conclusion)
How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word.
Psalm 119:9 (NKJV)
The enemy's counterpart to 'pray without ceasing' (1 Thessalonians 5:17) is 'media without ceasing.'
To oppose 'rivers of living water' (John 7:38) from the Heart of God come floods of media sewage from the belly of the beast.
Instead of thinking and doing 'whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy' (Philippians 4:8), we think and do 'whatever!'
'Whatever' is the law of media. Truth is the law of God.
Recognizing the tragic consequences of moral relativity and their fountainhead, king media, we see the role of actors, models, and talent for Christ as ambassadors in a lawless land. How can we survive and thrive in a media culture without rules?
We don't have to look far in the Bible to see God's heroes in similar situations. Check out Joseph, Daniel, and Esther to see examples of success in dark empires. Jesus is the Ultimate Example, but He went beyond success to an everlasting victory.
Idol worship was the #1 problem in Old Testament kingdoms from Babylon to Egypt--even Israel itself. It's the #1 problem today. The difference is our jet-fueled propulsion of media idols into the eyes, ears and hearts of millions of children.
Jesus knew this age was coming, so He came and won the moral relativity war in advance. Yet, before He clears the field, He is sending His army of performers to act in love toward all the uninformed civilians, wandering stars and even media moguls.
To get the job done, He equips us with His Spirit, gifts us with talent, arms us with scripture, and shows us the battle plan.
In these days there is a King in Israel. He is waiting to assume His throne, and every man must try to do that which is right in God's eyes.
Acting army of God, take your positions Stage Right. 'Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you' (Isaiah 60:1).
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Moral Relativity series.