Each day I check a national and a local news website to keep up on major world and state events. I’m just about to the point of leaving this practice. News coverage of recent disclosures of inappropriate behavior by some in the political world have left me reeling. Why is it necessary that there be all the racy headlines and pictures of a man who has been humiliated before the world? I hear the people in my office making jokes about it, but I have yet to find the humor.
Jeremiah 8:12 says this: “Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed, nor did they know how to blush.”
We are a people that has forgotten how to blush. We glory in our shame. We feed on it and crave more. We find our entertainment in things that are a stench in the nostrils of God.
I do not exclude myself from this number. All of this has brought me face to face with the revelation that I have more of this in me than I want to admit. And I hate it.
May the Lord stir his people to a holy hatred of sin again, and a refusal to be entertained by it. Our time would be much better spent in seeking the face of God that we might be delivered from the flood of evil that is overwhelming our country. God help us all to wake up to the hour we are in.