Entitlement has convicted everyone else as guilty never to be proven innocent and declared you innocent with no need for guilt.
Who cares if I have done something wrong?
To get away with anything these days, you don’t have to take responsibility for your actions, you just have to prove that your accuser is judgmental, abusive or disqualified from making an accusation, even if you are in the wrong.
It’s way easier to point out others wrongs than grow up, skill up, or fess up.
But wait it gets worse…
You may justify everything in your life and debunk those who point out wrongdoing in you as evil, bigoted, narcissistic, racist, sexist, homophobic, or whatever other term you can find in the worlds messed up vocabulary. But the world has given you every right to accuse others of whatever you FEEL they are doing, did, thought, who their great grandparents were or were not. And, before reason is applied, they are guilty and therefore no longer qualified to make decisions for their children, protect their families principles, go about their marriage in a God-honoring way, or suggest anything to help you grow and develop, let alone point out behavior that is going to cause you pain.
It’s pretty messed up.
The new “awakened” thinking has built its values on the principles on what they think is wrong or right. But humans were never designed to have to bear the weight of deciding on their own values. We don’t get to mark our own homework.
As we lose proximity to the Divine value setter, we try to replace His values with our own. Look around, it’s just not working out the way we thought it would. We have tried to be like God but all we have done is lose sight of Him.
Space For All
Many truly believe that there is no room in the Bible for them – no space to be themselves. But that’s the furthest thing from the truth. We prosper when we accept that God loves diversity.
And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, saying, “For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.”Genesis 26:22
There is room for all of us in the space God has made for us. The space is His principles, values, morality, and relationship with Him.
Living by Gods values does not limit diversity, but embraces it.
The space we create by setting our own values is full of bickering, arguing, justifying, legal battles, indictments, accusations, and absolutely no peace. Living by our own standards is in fact the biggest limiter of diversity. God has the incredible ability of accepting all, but we can only accept what we comprehend – which is very limited.
Things Can Get Blurry
Moral relativism has become pervasive, blurring the lines between right and wrong. It makes us feel overly judged because there are so many norms that MUST be accepted. It then falsely gives us the right to judge others according to our own standards and norms. Concepts like individualism and personal happiness often take precedence over timeless biblical truths.
We have to uphold biblical morality and not our own, the values of the masses, or the make believe reality of the screen. It is the only way to find the peace and acceptance the world seeks.
No Religion Please!
Strengthening our commitment to biblical morality is not about being self-righteous or judgmental towards others.
We have to display those biblical values with grace or we become another cog in the crazy self-righteous, self justifying world mess.
We are called to uphold these biblical values even when they conflict with popular opinions not because we show how righteous we are but to demonstrate how good they are for all, and how broad the love of Jesus is. This requires courage and conviction, not a soap box, scripture whipping, or pious protection of what we think truth is.
The Comfortability Trap
The struggle to maintain biblical morality is real. Some may be tempted to compromise their beliefs to avoid discomfort or conflict. This comfortability trap can lead to a diluted faith and a weakened witness. Instead of reflecting the transformative power of Jesus, such compromises blur the distinction between believers and the world, leading to a lukewarm divine identity.
The Need for Strength in Biblical Morality
It’s time to get real about aligning our lives with the principles that honor God and promote a flourishing society. By standing firm in our beliefs, we demonstrate the love, grace, and truth of Christ to the world, even amidst opposition.
Jesus exemplified love for sinners while condemning sin. As Christians, we are called to follow this example by engaging in respectful dialogue, showing empathy, and extending grace to those who hold different beliefs. The balance of conviction and grace is forming up to be our greatest challenge.
The challenge of deciding between worldly morals and biblical standards is a pressing issue for Christians today. In a world that often prioritizes individual desires over eternal truths, it can be uncomfortable and demanding to hold on to biblical morality. Nonetheless, as followers of Christ, we are called to be courageous in our commitment to God’s Word, even in the face of opposition. Let us embrace biblical morality with love, grace, and unwavering conviction, trusting that through our witness, we can bring transformation and light to a world in need.