The times they are a changing sang Bob Dylan back in the 60’s and he was right. The world is certainly changing and has changed in many ways.
I’ll be the first to admit I like all the modern conveniences we enjoy. I remember seeing my grandmother wash clothes in a wash pot with lye soap and a scrub board. I like throwing clothes in a washer in my nice laundry room and pushing a few buttons. I like having a world of information at my finger tips by going to my laptop and logging on to the world wide web. I like Facebook to an extent, because you can connect with family and friends living miles away. I like not having to go out in the backyard and ringing a chicken’s neck for dinner. I like these things. They make life comfortable, easy and nice, but there are other changes I do not like.
I don’t like our Federal Government sticking it’s nose into our business. I think they have way too much control that they shouldn’t have.
One thing that I particularly dislike is the government redefining marriage and family. Marriage and family were instituted and ordained by God himself in the Garden of Eden. Man is not to mess with God’s ordinances. When man interferes with the plan of God, he gets in trouble every time. God’s ways are higher than ours and He knows what’s best for man because He created us.
Who are we to question God?
Redefining marriage and family concerns me a great deal. It is now acceptable for 2 men or 2 women to live together as marriage partners. This is not what God ordained. In fact, His Word, the Holy Bible, absolutely condemns homosexuality. (See Romans 1:27) This is not normal and is absolutely contrary to God’s plan.
God’s plan is for a man to leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. He is to love his wife as Christ loves His church. If we had more marriages like this, raising children in a Godly home we would have less crime, less health problems, and just to be honest, less mess.
Man makes a mess when he interferes with God and His plan. Just look at Abraham and Sarah. Abraham is called the “Father of the Faithful”. He did follow God and left his home to look for the Promised Land after God called Him. But there was at least one occasion where Abraham failed to trust God. God promised Abraham and Sarah a promise child, an heir. When this didn’t happen as soon as Sarah thought it should, she took matters into her own hand and convinced Abraham to sleep with her maid servant, which Abraham did as she suggested.
What happened? The bond woman conceived a son and the result was Ishmael. Ishmael brought confusion to the household. Sarah did later conceive the promised child, Isaac, but when Sarah thought Ishmael was making fun of Isaac, she then convinced Abraham to send Hagar and Ishmael away.
That was a sad day for Abraham. He hated to do this, but to bring peace back into his house he obeyed his wife.
If you study this story out, you will see to this day there is still confusion and chaos because of Abraham and Sarah’s decision to take matters into their own hands.
We must follow God’s laws, or commands. When we follow His plan, life will be good.
God knows what’s best for His children, just like you and I know what’s best for our own children. If we follow God’s plan, we will walk in His blessing. Life will be orderly.