That IS the question.
Are you alarmed at your child’s behavior? Are you alarmed at the behavior of your children’s friends? With all of their iPhones, HDTV, Digital Cameras, Kindles, X Boxes and Wii video game consoles, personal computers, laptops…have they all become emotionally disconnected, jaded, selfish and self absorbed?
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, without self control, fierce, despisers of those who are good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God…
What is the solution to their narcissism?
RepentTrain up children in the way Jesus said, “I am the Waythey should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Have you been the kind of parent that “leaves the choice up to the kids” or “They can make up their own mind when they get old enough” or “I give my child the freedom to make their own decisions”?
These are all the fruit of apathy and compromise.
No matter how old your children are now….
Do you look around you and are scared for your child’s future? Do you see moral decay and bad things happening, but you don’t understand it?
RepentBe strong and courageous!
Do you think back on the days of your youth and see a huge gap between then and now and wonder what in the world is going on?
RepentThese things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.
Are you alarmed that there are so many rumors of war every where you turn?
RepentYou will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen…
Are you scared?
RepentIsrael’s troops lost heart and were scared stiff.
Are you anxious?
RepentDo not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Are you in turmoil?
RepentI have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil.”
Are you desperate?
RepentYou have shown your people desperate times.
Are you seeking a solution?
RepentNow devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God. Begin to build the sanctuary of the LORD God.
To Church or not to Church?
RepentBe anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
One more time…To Church or not to Church?
…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Jesus took upon Himself our sins and hung on a cross for 6 hours on a dark Friday and rose 3 days later on a Sunday morning. He remembered the Sabbath, and became Our Sabbath. May we honor His command to “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.”
Jesus….if we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, You are faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make You a liar and Your word is not in us. Holy Spirit, guide us….guide this entire country… to remember the Sabbath; to hear the Word that You may perhaps grant repentance and lead us to a knowledge of the truth. In Your name I pray. Amen!
Maranatha! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!