"I will not punish your daughters when they turn to prostitution, nor your
daughters-in-law when they commit adultery, because the men themselves
consort with harlots and sacrifice with shrine prostitutes – a people without
understanding will come to ruin!" Hosea 4:14
For years I’ve listened to myself openly discuss what I stand for and what I’m willing to do when the poop hits the proverbial fan. I’ve largely been all talk and no action. Its more than easy to blame the degradation of the world on our political leaders, educational system, or various political winds, but the truth is that the decay of our society is happening under my watch.
Worse, in my life, I’ve watched porn, told dirty jokes, let my emotions influence my responses to conflict and cussed like a sailor when the wind was just right. I’ve worked on all these issues over the years and I’m a far better man than I used to be, but I’m still not the man I’m called to
be. I’m still a sinner.
I haven’t volunteered for a “Christian Story Time Hour” at our local Library. I’ve decryed my political opponents, but I haven’t gone to the school board meetings to speak The Truth, or better yet, run for a seat on the board. I haven’t really LED others to Christ the way I should.
One day soon, God is going to judge me for what I’ve done, and from what I read here in Hosea, for what I haven’t done. Using Hosea as “lens”, I’m as much to blame for society’s ills as
Daily Battle Order:
Accept that inaction is as harmful as participating in ungodly, “progressive” movements. Take stock of what you could have done and should be doing and make a plan to get involved to lead others against the forces distracting people away from the one true God.