2016 has been already made itself a doozie of a year. What’s sad, shocking and sobering is that we still have 5 months to go. What do we do?
Lots of folk are just raw. They’re emotions are exposed. They’re at a slow boil and they’re scared. They’re at their What’s End. The future doesn’t look sunshine and rainbows.
And I have to say that I fully and completely understand. However, I want to add perspective and hopefully be helpful to those very passionate, upset, angry who may come across this post.
No matter what we’ve come to accept, mankind is wicked. That includes the most precious infant born today all the way to the most vile and blatantly wicked person who ever lived. We’re messed up.
That being said, we do wicked, evil and depraved things to one another, the world and even to God. The passage I posted before was penned by one who knew his own state, but wanted to do differently. He knew just how wretched he was and that if God didn’t guard his mouth he’d only foul up the situation more. He also knew just how deceptive wicked actions were. He called them delicacies (I’m thinking of some kind of baked goodie topped with goodness and filled with splendor) Just like that cake, pie or whatever he wanted to stay away from it.
Maybe, I need to take that into account before my slacks don’t fit anymore. 😂
The actions seem good for a while, but they never satisfy and sadly we need more and more to get us there and they never will. We’ll just keep going and going gobbling down these tastiest only to regret it. Then we start over again!
It’s quite clear that whatever the author wanted to say wasn’t on par with his new life going after righteousness. It can also be seen that the relationship between what’s in the heart and what’s spoken can’t be denied. Our words and deeds follow our hearts.
So our hearts are the problem. All the external things, though horrible and wicked are just outcroppings of our desperately wicked hearts. Badge, t-shirt, expensive pant suit, uniform or just a pair of jeans, we all are dastardly wicked and it’s only a matter of time until we show out.
There isn’t anything we can do. We’re lost.