I’m thankful God created us with feelings and opinions, but He never intended for us to be ruled by them, or to walk in the dictates of our own hearts, while forsaking His instruction (Jer 9:13-14).
There is an epidemic of this in our culture. We are constantly bombarded by those who trust their feelings and take to social media to proclaim what seems right to them.
Just this morning, I read of an actor defending Disney’s inclusion of a gay kiss in the children’s animated movie, “Lightyear”. Chris Evans says “The real truth is those people are idiots,” Evans said during an interview with Reuters Television. “There’s always going to be people who are afraid and unaware and trying to hold on to what was before. But those people die off like dinosaurs. I think the goal is to pay them no mind, march forward and embrace the growth that makes us human.”
Evans feels like embracing what God calls “wrong” is the way forward.
But as Christians, we know, when our feelings are in conflict with the Word, the Word should reign as our guiding force and direct our thoughts and actions.
The Word is absolute truth and our steady rock. It’s the way to peace, hope and joy.
God tells us in ALL our ways to acknowledge Him (not our feelings which can be deceitful above all things, Jer 17:9) and He (rather than some actor or our culture, etc) will make our paths straight. (Prov 3:5-6)
Let’s encourage each other to test everything that is coming at us! Let’s make good choices for ourselves and our kids! Let’s trust God more than what seems right to us (Prov 14:12).
Let’s remind each other in these hard days that those who build their lives on biblical principles, who take their thoughts captive to the obedience of God’s commands, and heed God’s instructions rather than the wishy washy foolish whims of the culture, will find ourselves not shaken when the storms come.
For “The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the LORD is sure,
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the LORD is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the LORD is clean,
the rules of the LORD are true,
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover , by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward. (Psalm 19:7-11)
Choose to follow Christ!