(Eze 9:4) and the LORD said to him, "Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it."
Do you sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done in our city? Are we getting so used to sin around us that we have stopped groaning in our hearts over the depravity of our society? Have we become indifferent to the immorality that surrounds us? Maybe we have given up because we feel so useless to change the flood of dissipation in our land. But we can’t, and we shouldn’t give up, ever!
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul. (1 Peter 2:11)
We used to be so outraged by what was happening on some of the shows on TV. Now these programs are so old they seem benign compared to the trash that’s on nowadays. Christians have lowered their standards with the onslaught of the media mire that we think we can live in both worlds and still be strong and effective witnesses for our Lord. Wrong! Would you hook up a sewer pipe in your living room and let it foul up your beautiful living environment? But that’s what we do when we let the world in through the electronic pipeline.
Do you want God’s mark on you? Do you want to be set apart for our Lord in these last days? Do you want to make a difference instead of being indifferent? Then sigh and cry over the abominations that are done in our cities. Let your tears be pleas of mercy for our country that we would turn from our complacency and let the glory of God shine once again on our land.
(Isa 55:7) Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.