Tuesday, January 13, 2009
An Alarm Is Sounding
They stumble because they do not listen to God’s word or obey it, and so they meet the fate that has been planned for them.
—1 Peter 2:8
I believe America is standing at a crossroads. We live in a society that stands on the brink of moral bankruptcy. Crime continues to explode. Families continue to splinter. All the while, the fabric of society continues to unravel.
At my house, we have electronic gadgets like many people have in their homes. We have a microwave oven, a washer and dryer, and I even have a fax machine. Each of these devices comes equipped with its own alarm.
At breakfast, I will hear an alarm; it means the food in the microwave is ready. I will hear another alarm, which means it’s time to get the clothes out of the dryer.
Then I will hear an alarm for my fax machine. You would think the end of the world was coming with the alarm on this thing. It doesn’t even tell me what is wrong. I have to read the error codes, which means I have to read the manual. Then I will try to correct the problem.
I believe an alarm is sounding off all over our country. With my fax machine, if I do what the manual says, I can correct the problem.
Similarly, God has given us His manual—the Word of God. It tells us what to do when a society unravels. But we’ll never find the solutions to America’s problems if we never turn to the pages of Scripture.
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