Where we have gone wrong!
By Don Twobears
Has it ever occurred to you, that we have the problems we do, because we have forgotten the Golden Rule? Or maybe it’s because we like to shorten certain sayings to fit our own agenda? One of the biggest ones of these is “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” Yet…is that the end of it, or is there more that we have not considered?
Matthew 5:38-44 “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”
Ooops…I’m sorry! That just does not fit into our lives, because and as we all know, “It’s all about ME!” Right?! And so now, we watch as our nations people tear everything apart, because they will not get what they want…can you say…wrongful Introspection?!
“Black Lives Matter”, when we should be believing that “All Lives Matter”, because everyone here is by the Grace of the Lord! But then if we believe that, well…we would have to think about all those babies that were murdered in the name of convenience…through abortions…right?! And we can’t have that! It would most assuredly put a crimp in our lifestyle! And then, when someone makes me angry, then there would be NO drive-by shootings or stabbings! And that would mean, I would have to “Think about others or maybe have a greater respect for myself and the lives of other people.” Heaven forbid! I would have to believe the Holy Word of God that says;
John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
And so now as we look around, we begin to wonder what this world would be like, if we took the time to “Love one another.” And to think, these words are straight from the mouth of Jesus Christ!
Could it be possible for you and I to care for all those around us that are hurting, are all alone, are old and infirmed, lost without a clue of where or to whom they can turn? Do ya think?! There is one thing for sure, one day is coming when everyone, that’s you and I, are going to stand before a Just and Righteous God…Jesus Christ…and we will have to explain our actions! Or the Lack there of! Why is this concept so difficult for everyone to grasp?!
I remember as a kid, a hand-shake was enough to seal a deal, that it was just proper to hold the door for a Lady, or to help her with a burden. A time when everyone respected our Troops and we praised our Veterans, when we had respect for the Elderly! We guarded our children and we would raise them to have respect for others! In other terms, we would stop and think about others as much as we thought about ourselves. Our Mom and Dad, taught us to take care of our things and to be careful for the things of others, because those things cost someone…something. Suddenly, as I think back…I was much happier back then, than I am today! Does the verse above make any sense now?!
I remember as I grew up, my Parents teaching me, the value of hard work. That when you accept a job, your making a deal with that company, you will do the job required and they will pay you. My Mom was the one that showed me this in the Word of God, where it says;
2 Thessalonians 3:10 “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”
Ooops again…that sure will put a damper on the lives of some folk, right?! In other words, if you do NOT work, how will you ever know the value of the dollar?! There is nothing wrong with helping out someone that is in a tough situation, but they must do the work required. In life, there are no hand-outs! That would be taking advantage of another! I believe, that many people do NOT understand the word “Welfare.” That is to accept assistence in living, for a short period of time, until you are able to get back on your feet and provide for yourself! It was never meant to become a way of life, you do nothing and everyone else pays for your expenses…to do nothing. It was never meant to furnish a Mother of children, to be her only income and then that of her children. Have some “Self-Respect!”
How many never understand that cheating…is Sin! And that goes along with Lying and stealing as well. One of the problems is that no one cares about another, to help them with their children, getting to and from school safely. I still remember, that there were very few people to ever come around and ask for food or shelter. There was always enough work available for anyone needing to make an income for themselves. The Classifieds in the Newpapers, were filled with Job-openings of all kinds and yet today they are filled with filth in Relationships.
The technologies of the world have been awe inspiring and yet how much of it is used for every sordid idea one can imagine. People…stop and think of what we could accomplish if our ideas were Honorable and by that I mean everyones thoughts! What would the world be like if we all followed the Golden Rule, read our Bibles again and followed it?! What would the world be like, if each and everyone of us, put Jesus Christ first in our lives?!
When we stand before Jesus Christ, there won’t be a single person, that will be able to Rationalize their actions in life, or excuse away anything. God is “All-Knowing” and HE will be able to see right through you! From that moment forward, your Eternal Life will be in Heaven or in Hell and there is no other way to it. The one thing that will matter then, is the finality of your decision! There will never be a way out, there will never be any Hope in Hell, of any kind! Because this is what you chose for yourself! It is the way the Lord God chose to make things in this life, it was HIS plan, but your choice!
If you have never thought about these things before, now would be a good time, while you still have time, while your still alive. Trust me my Friends, you and I are not that good! The Holy Word of god says;
Mark 10:18 “And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.”
If Jesus Christ said this, it is the truth!
Isaiah 64:6-7 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.”
These are Passages of Scripture that we need to read and think seriously about! Once we have these things imprinted in our hearts, we will know the direction we must go in with our lives and our daily actions. To turn our backs on any of it, is to turn our Backs on the Lord God…that will result in Eternal Damnation…and again…it is your choice!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I use the King James version of the Bible and all emphasis is mine.
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