I tweet fairly often these days. I find it amusing. Twitter attracts folks who like to argue. Some are good at it, demonstrating good thinking, while many others, well, they simply like to argue. About anything.
What’s driving pop culture is the unwise telling the rest of us what “wisdom” is – and how to live. The unwise are now embraced as wise. The train, however, is off the tracks. A train off the tracks is a dangerous spectacle. There is no way to get it back on track without outside assistance. Welcome to the new world disorder.
We live in a bizarre, frightening and opportune time in human history. The self-enamored unwise act as if their wisdom, expressed by tweets, have supernatural power to drop jaws and stop the world from rotating. Take for instance, this tweet, which at first seems wonderfully wise:
“Claiming that someone else’s marriage is against your religion is like being angry at someone for eating a donut because you’re on a diet.”
Hmmmmmmm. Sounds invincible at first glance, doesn’t it? The problem is the flawed thinking behind it. Here’s how I responded:
“Unless he keeps trying to shove it in my child’s face while I am trying to teach about eating veggies.”
INTOLERANCE: THE NEW TOLERANCE
If you aren’t for “anything goes,” you are considered to be the idiot, an outcast from the “wise” majority, a narrow-minded, bigoted, old-fashioned, out-of-touch, up-tight, judgmental extremist. But such thinking is fundamentally flawed because the exact opposite is true. As I tweeted yesterday, I say again, here:
“The very idea that there is such a thing as sin is discriminatory, and the Bible says a lot about it.”
What we’re witnessing is the world in a free-fall as we have rejected the idea that there are moral absolutes, universal for all people everywhere. The same bizarre reasoning behind the transgender movement has nowhere but down to go, birthing the idea of being trans-racial (thanks to Rachel Dolezal). But that’s not far enough if you embrace this brand of unthinking thinking. Trans-species, by the same reasoning, must follow. Trans-anything is the new standard. We are now living in a world of anti-standards.
RECOMMENDED READING FOR YOUR JOURNEY
In 1968, Francis A. Schaeffer wrote a predictive masterpiece called The God Who Is There. Fascinating read. And alarming. What we are witnessing now is society with its pedal to the metal in rejecting the idea of man being created in the image of God, with dignity, purpose and reason. Schaeffer hit the nail right on the head – decades ago. How did he do this? Because there really is such a thing as moral absolutes. Absolute truth is not a concept. It’s a reality. People cannot live for long apart from their created design. Life apart from truth is chaos, hardship and confusion.
This doesn’t end well, friends. So, how does one ride out this storm while the ship is sinking? Proverbs 22:3 is an outstanding verse to help you navigate through these troubled waters in which we row:
“The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.”
RECOMMENDED ACTION FOR THE STORM
Stop concerning yourself with what the unwise are presenting as wise. Exchange your cowardice for courage. Remember, you can dress up a pig any way you wish, but in the end it’s still a pig. The same is true for what is being presented as “wisdom.” It’s foolish nonsense no matter how well it’s packaged.
It’s time to strengthen your walk with God. How’s your prayer life on a daily basis? Are you walking with God? How is your Bible reading and application of what God is saying to you through it? A compass is an essential instrument when everyone around you is lost. The Bible is your compass. Dust it off and look up like never before.
While others are spiraling downward, away from God at break-back speed, you can be soaring upward, drawing near to God and experiencing true wisdom and the joy that comes with it. Doing this sooner than later, will prove to be one of the most strategically wise things you can do in a day where the common man’s “wisdom” is just plain stupid . . .
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