So far in this series, the influences that mold our way of thinking on where of how we set our moral compass. Has touched on: the heart and mind, events in our life and today we are going to look at our culture. While you are reading think on this, What has influenced the setting of your moral compass?
Baby, Look how far we have come! or Have we?
Lets take a look back and see. Yes, we have come along way and yet No, we have not. The Bible is filled with history about our culture and the people of God. When studying the Word, you can see that morally the old world culture is just as bad then as it is today. The biggest difference is the technology and the continual growth of the technology..
“The writer of Psalm 119 was persecuted by men in authority, who made fun of his beliefs hoping to cause him to give up his faith. Instead, he gained strength by meditating on the Word, which comforted him. The Word was his prized possession, his rule of life, and his resource for strength-all of which drove him to desire it even more!” – Kay Arthur
When reading this my thought said, “doesn’t that sound like the world we live in today?” How many times have you heard or even read the comments from the world on controversial issues? They are hurtful, full of hate and condemnation. The commentors themselves do not state your name but the comments are said to strike out at you(us), a believer and follower of Christ. But stay strong on your course, for they are blind to the one true and loving God that we know. When we set our moral compass from the guidance of the Word, this is exactly what is going to happen. The world is making fun of our beliefs hoping to cause us to give up on our faith. Should that discourage us to give up on our beliefs? No, it should encourage us to dig even deeper. I know that is sounds easier said than done, but when you’re in the Word it is your prized possession, your rule for life and the resource for your strength. The solid rock of your foundation.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7:24-25 NIV
Dear friend, we are that house and Jesus and the Word is the rock in which we should have our foundation in. When the circumstances of life come on us raining down, beating us up and throwing us all around. We can be confident to stand strong when our foundation is on Him and His Word. When we diligently and intentionally stay in the Word. Again I will ask you,
What has influenced the setting of your moral compass?