Consistency vs. Changeable: I know that most of us consider ourselves to be ‘open-to-change’ when, in fact….we are not. For myself….I consider myself to be the ‘master of change.’ But, when I review ‘my own past performance’ …over time, and even recent past; I fall short of my title. I admit… I am a ‘prime candidate’ for tradition, steadiness, and unchanging attitudes.
More likely… we are ‘more open to change’… when the change is initiated by ourselves. If it’s someone else’s idea…. Then… NO-WAY Hosea. Considering today’s economy, banking regulations, computer technology, tax changes, health insurance issues, un-employment conditions, government deregulation, and government unrest …. CHANGE is taking place, whether we like it or not. Example: Watch the FBI and the DOJ…implode.
Further… our Constitutional Rights and our Religious Freedoms are being ERODED… every day by our own government and court system. The World, as we know it, is CHANGING. Remember the small, family-owned Oregon BAKERY that was judicially FORCED to design and bake a cake that had a THEME that was against the religious beliefs of its owners. Whether than abandon their religious conviction…. They closed their business… and still may be subject to a $200K fine. Yet, just yesterday, a California judge ruled ‘in favor’ of the Bakery… in the EXACT same set of issues…and, it’s just beginning.
Many of us may be subjected to similar issues, and should be aware, prepared, and committed to follow our convictions. Regardless of what we think, today….tomorrow will be bringing about CHANGE. Romans 12:2 tells us: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Our people seem to “want change” such that violates the teachings of God, and in the long haul…God will not be mocked…God does not change. Remember the people of Israel, who when fleeing Egypt, became very obstinate….and God punished them by walking them around the desert for 40 years. Remember… satan shops at the same stores as we do.
We, as a people, best determine… ‘What is the will of God’… and be PREPARED to DEFEND what we KNOW to be His WILL. Zephaniah 3:19 says: “Behold, at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth.”
…Blessings… as, we all…search for God’s TRUTH… cjlb…2/92018