At some point in life, the older generation loses touch with societal trends. I guess I have reached this stage in life, unable to keep up. As Gen Xer’s like me give way to Millennials, one thing puzzles me. Why is it that anyone who does not hold a secular worldview is demonized? In fact, if you watch the news, late night comedy or political shows, these same individuals are made out to be the worst people on the face of the earth.
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst, 1 Timothy 1:15.
From a spiritual perspective, conviction serves as a thermostat of the soul. When the presence of a sin is made aware to individuals, there are three basic replies. Confess and admit the error of your way, blame someone else or ignore it completely. One of the catches to admission is that public scrutiny often follows can ruin your reputation. Meanwhile, if you deny, deny, deny, your character and integrity will eventually be tarnished.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness, 1 John 1:9.
In Biblical times, prostitutes and tax collectors were thought to be the scum of the earth. Today, some might suggest lawyers and politicians are high on the list of the least respected people. Yet, it doesn’t matter what other people say about you or believe. There is only one judge, Christ the Lord. Therefore, as soon as a sense of guilt churns in your heart. come to Jesus to confess you sins. When you do, God is faithful in forgiving and forgetting, always full of grace despite how often or great your sin.
by Jay Mankus