LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to get our priorities in order
To the editor,
What’s wrong with the world today? Everyone has an opinion so let me offer mine. We have our priorities out of order. I’m basing my opinion on the word of God. “Thou shall have no other gods before Me” are the words of Almighty God spoken in Exodus 20:3. There can be multiple gods as indicated in this verse, but I would like to mention just one, money. While money in itself is not the problem, the Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:10 -”For the love of money is the root of all evil:” The love of money and putting it before God is the problem and this problem is called sin.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:24 -”No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (MONEY).” The world is putting it’s faith in money. Every answer to our problems seems to always be a request for more money. Our problem, says the politician, is the lack of education. For better education they say “we need more money.” I will ask: how much money and how much education will it take to understand what the words, shall, shall not, cannot, and no, mean?
God asks us to have faith in Him and His word and He has promised us these other things that we need for life. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things (food, clothes, shelter) shall be added unto you.” The “you” are the ones who will put their faith and trust in Him and not in money or things.
America has been worshipping the money god for a while and the harvest is evident. Seventeen trillion dollars in debt and climbing, yet we still ask God to bless us! Approximately 3,000 babies aborted every day and we ask God to bless us! Our leaders have passed laws that say that it’s okay for the same sex to marry and we ask God to bless America!
We are allowing the heathen to take God out of our schools and government yet we dare to say, God bless us! Come on Church, let us begin to take a stand against evil in our country and lead this great nation back to God. This can only be done if we as individuals will get our priorities in order. Born again believers in Christ are the ones who have experienced the provisions and power of God and therefore should be the example to those who do not know Him.
Someone has said,” keep on doing the same thing you have always done and you will keep on getting what you have always gotten.” It is time to change and get our priorities straight.
Jesus has died for us. By His grace may we live for Him. Put Him first!
What will be your choice-Money and Government or Jesus and God’s word, the Bible? “You cannot serve both.” This is not my opinion but the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. What higher authority is there?
The Choice is ours. The Consequences are according to God’s word. Carl Redding Florence