"Wake Up, Study, Contemplate"

People who do not know, understand, and obey God, live in a world of constant chaos, as this American Thinker article by author, Susan Stanton, indicates.

Whether they know it or not, they are literally fighting against God. They have long abandoned any and all reasondiscipline and direction, literally becoming brute beasts in their thinking (2 Peter 2; Jude 1 - see commentary here and here).

What's the solution to the above self-centered and destructive way of thinking? Author Susan Stanton provides us with the answer at the end of her good article: "Wake up!  Study before you act.  Contemplate before you speak, and for the love of God, stop before you destroy yourselves and everyone you value."

Regarding our waking up, the apostle Paul admonished the Corinthian brethren to: "Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame" (1 Corinthians 15:34). Note Paul's admonition to "awake" and expose the "unfruitful works of darkness" in Ephesians 5:11-17).

Studying a situation before we act, and thinking before we speak, is beautifully summed up by James in James 1:19-20: "So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God."

Beloved, what's the bottom line to preventing societal chaos and the ensuing judgment of God? "Wake up, Study, Contemplate." Oh yes, and one more thing ..... "stop" and change direction!

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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