Last week, my daughter Elizabeth and my Dad and I attended a Reds baseball game. As we stood to sing the national anthem and placed our hands over our hearts, my daughter looked up at me and asked, “Mommy, where’s the Bible?” I immediately knew why she was asking. At church during VBS we always say the pledge of allegiance to the United States flag followed by the pledge of allegiance to the Christian flag and the Bible. She couldn’t understand why we weren’t doing all three at the game. While I explained to her that the baseball game was not a Christian event, the question burned in my heart and mind.
Later that week a friend sent me a news story about an organization that is attempting to petition Sesame Street to have Bert and Ernie get married. The reason is obvious—to teach young children “tolerance” and “acceptance” of the homosexual lifestyle. Once again the question, “Where’s the Bible?” leaped into my mind. I remember a game from the show in which children were asked to look at four pictures and pick out which one was different. They would sing a catchy song while you tried to guess, “One of these things is not like the other, one of these things doesn’t belong.” Well, Sesame Street, if you put up four pictures of married couples and one couple is two men or two women, then that one is different and doesn’t belong!
Then on Sunday, I heard a story on the news about the French version of the magazine Vogue in which a ten-year old model is pictured in very provocative outfits, makeup and poses. Once again, “Where’s the Bible?” came to mind. We live in a world where even children are seen as sex objects.
It is very tempting to believe that our society has gotten so bad that the Bible can no longer make a difference. But that is exactly what the devil wants us to think! During the Sunday morning service we attended, the speaker talked about God’s glory. Although man often seeks glory for himself, only God deserves glory. One of the passages he shared was about Herod from Acts 12:20–24. Read the last two verses:
Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him [Herod], because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died. But the word of God grew and multiplied.This earth and its glory-seekers will not last, but God’s Word will remain. It is our job to stand for the truth, know the truth, and share the truth in this lost and dying world.
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11)If and only if we stand on the authority and truthfulness of all of God’s Word, then we can be successful. Get equippeofd to do just that!