The other day I walked downstairs to our den and my husband was watching a Bowl Game. I asked him about it and just like the Bowl Game the day before, he told me several players had opted out. Opted out? When did that become a thing? Well, now that I think about it, opting out has been a thing for a while. It’s probably been a thing since the beginning when Adam and Eve opted out of paradise. These days husbands and wives opt out of marriage, parents opt out of parenting. Men opt out of being men, and women opt out of being women. Churches opt out of teaching God’s Truth and instead make His Truth a gray area. Schools opt out of teaching our history and instead warp minds.
Now here we find ourselves in turmoil. Turmoil personally and turmoil in our land. We find ourselves in turmoil because we have opted out of fearing God. This past year we have seen it, the results of not fearing God… looting, rioting, no respect for authority. We saw celebration of aborting children. We saw the discarding of the elderly. There are things going on now that are so mind blowing to me, such lunacy, that it has to be Satan taking advantage of our opting God out. We are a wicked, wicked nation and we are about to pay for that. I have spoken with people who say that our country has always ebbed and flowed, going through the bad and recovering from it stronger, but now I am not so sure. The wickedness and vileness is very deep. This world, this country, will not last forever and maybe, just maybe that demise is what we are all witnessing. We pray for calm. We pray for some sort of coming together. Then I read what has been said by those who have been chosen to lead a nation. There are no words of unity. They have opted out of trying to unify because their lust for power is too great. It’s exhausting, just so very exhausting and it makes me weep.
So now, here I sit in my kitchen thinking about all that is happening. Thinking about the lost, the people who are blinded by this world. I know I can’t and I won’t opt out from sharing the love of God. No matter how lost the cause may seem at times, I have to try. My fellow Christians, we have to keep up God’s work. I believe we are about to go through some difficult times when it comes to our belief and our faith. I believe we are going to see hard times that Christians have never faced in this country before, but we can’t opt out. Now more than ever there is work to do. We have to do it for “the team.” We can’t abandon our God and what He demands we do.
The Lord detests the proud;
they will surely be punished.
Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin.
By fearing the Lord, people avoid evil.— Proverbs 16:5-6