Monday, September 22, 2014

Two Things

Two rather eyebrow raising things for you this morning . . .

#1: The front page, front and center, above the fold, prime location, lead story of the Washington Post Sunday paper yesterday: "When No Gender Fits." Really? With all that's going on in our country and world, that's the story you lead with? C'mon!

#2: In our study of the book of Romans (chapter 1) last week, we came across this passage:
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

What surprised us in that right in the midst of that lengthy list of sins was "disobedient to parents!" How lightly we take that in our day and age. It's almost seen as natural. Teenage angst. Part of growing up. No it's not! God includes it here as part of this list of serious sins. Maybe we should think about that a little more . . .

1 comment:

Elizabeth Libby said...

I was recently reading an author who suggested the US may be the only country in which rebellion toward parents is seen as rite of passage. Other cultures don't see ungrateful rude behavior toward parents as natural and normal.

Sorry to be so negative, but since my parents are not American, I have to agree that I have found this norm in America to be quite disturbing.

I don't think it would be strange to find a few kids displaying this kind of behavior. I just find it surprising that a large portion of parents in America, kind of expect it of their teenage kids.