Gone are the days of Wilbur Wilberforce, when politicians did the right thing without taking a poll, trying to get re-elected or win public approval. In an attempt to get ahead, integrity has been swept under the rug, trampled by greed, power and souls seeking victory whatever the cost. Lurking in the darkness, the reason for this decline lies in John 8:34.
Slavery, a grave reminder of the past, is alive and well inside the heart’s of human beings. Although mankind think they are in control, sin is large and in charge, holding individuals captive, Romans 7:14-20. Perhaps this truth led the apostle Paul, one of the godliest men to ever live to claim he was one of the greatest sinners ever, 1 Timothy 1:15. If you had to diagnosis why the world is falling apart, sin is a prime suspect.
Discipline, good intentions and self-control may appear to be full proof, but in the end its like fool’s gold. Subsequently, the grasp of sin prevents countless from doing the right thing, Romans 8:5-8, something Paul knew from personal experience. Until people acknowledge the reality of their soul, a sinner in desperate need of a Savior, John 3:3-5, the world will continue its downward spiral. May the Lord help put people back together, one soul at a time, Luke 15:7.
by Jay Mankus