Remember when almost everyone allowed God to be God in their lives? Remember when our nation was indeed one nation under God, and He had the final word? Remember when people didn’t worship their stuff? Remember when the name of God was considered sacred? Remember when most people went to church on Sunday or at least were respectful of those who did? Remember when it was honorable to be called Father or Mother? Remember when taking a life was murder? Remember when an intimate relationship with the opposite sex required marriage? Remember when everyone agreed with God’s definition of family? Remember when crimes like embezzlement, theft, and conspiracy did not pay? Remember when lying was a bad thing to do and telling the truth even when it hurt was good? Remember when it was wrong to make your neighbor’s success the measure of your own? My, how times have changed—how quickly they are changing today.
If you are rattled by the rate of change, take heart; God never changes: “For I am the LORD, I change not… (Malachi 3:6)” “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)” “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17)”
God created mankind with the ability to choose so that man could, of his own volition, choose to love and worship Him. Man not only chose to exclude God from his life, but has feverishly worked to eliminate His moral influence from the earth—hence all the change. But God has lovingly and faithfully built a Bridge by which sinful man could enter once again into His presence. “Jesus saith… I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)”
God tells us that, at the right time, He will supernaturally enter again into the affairs of mankind and the crooked will be made straight. For now He warns, “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: (Isaiah 55:6)” “…behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:2)”