Thursday, November 23, 2017

Completely Lost!

“ have completely lost it from view!” Luke 19:42

When Jesus approached Jerusalem in the 19th chapter of Luke, He wept. I wonder what He saw that made Him lament, “If only you had known the things that would make for peace, but you have completely lost it from view!” 

What would Jesus say if He saw our country with thousands being murdered, so much corruption, made up news, posturing politicians, the poor used as pawns and people rah-rahing what they perceive as a path to peace and prosperity. 

The mind has been the subject of study for thousands of years and it has been discovered that our mind fools us all the time. What we perceive to be true can be the complete opposite. In Jeremiah 17:9 it says, “The human mind is the most deceitful of all things. It is incurable. No one can understand how deceitful it is.” Should we depend on our mind and heart to lead us?

I am sure we have been in a situation where each person had a different version of a memory, or an event, or even, an accident. Put three witnesses together and you usually can’t come up with the exact same timeline of events. We focus on different things, give importance to different values. 

Where do we get our values? Sadly, today, most young people, without proper guidance, pick up their values from social media. We can be seduced by the values espoused in movies, magazines, Facebook, Instagram, etc. where looks, popularity, and wealth are all important. But all of this is opposite to what the Good Book says. All of these is fleeting, and it is short sighted to live our lives running after things that will not have a speck of value in eternity. 

Lord, may I go back to the source of good values and right thinking. My mind and heart may fool me, but You will keep me on the right path. 

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