Thursday, July 29, 2010

If I had to pick one verse to describe our world today

". . .all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes."

Judges 17: 6; 21:25

6 comments:

Beth B said...

I have often thought the same thing, Dan.

Matt said...

So right, unfortunately. Sometimes the Old Testament can seem distant, but the book of Judges is all too relevant today.

Karl said...

Personally, I think the world would be just as wicked, if not moreso, if we all did what was right in God's eyes. A different kind of wickedness maybe - a holy, righteous, perfect wickedness - but a wickedness nonetheless.

Dan said...

How would "Love you neighbor as yourself" equate to wickedness?

Karl said...

Dan, if I thought that most Christians really took the Sermon on the Mount as God's Word, then I wouldn't object to them telling The World to do things differently.

As it stands, the collective Christian witness is so utterly tarnished that to accuse the World of "doing whatever seems right in your own eyes" is actually kind of a compliment.

Dan said...

Karl, I won't argue with you. Sadly, when I say "everyone," I have to include Christians in there too. In fact, when I quoted that verse I was thinking specifically of a few 'Christians' I know who are choosing to act otherwise.

Still, I draw a sharp distinction between the actions of fallen people and the will of God.

On another note, the word capture below is "chotort." Which I think is a lovely mashup of "chortle" and "retort."