There is hardly anyone not aware of things that are happening, and how it seems as if the whole world has gone crazy.
As Christians this shouldn't surprise us. Jesus told us we shouldn't be surprised if the world hates us, because the world also hated Him.
However given what happened a little earlier this week I couldn't help but think that things could have been different had these verses been heeded.
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. Proverbs 22:3 It is repeated in Proverbs 27:12
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. Proverbs 23:9
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Matthew 7:6
What should we then do? Should we forsake our convictions and standards? Absolutely not.
I do think it's time for Christians to look at themselves, and not worry about the rest of the world. We can't force those who are of the world to conform to Christian standards and morals. It can not and will not work.
If those who are called by His name would humble themselves and repent of their sins, then we would see change in our land.
Unfortunately it's easier to point our fingers at those living in blatant sin, not caring at all for the things of God and thinking it is all their fault, if we could only get them to change their ways, change their way of thinking.
That is going about it wrong. Evil will always be evil, and we as Christians should begin the change we would so like to see, right here in our own homes, in our own lives, by seeking first His kingdom, His righteousness and living our life in faithful service to Him. How many seem to ignore Jesus' teachings in the gospels, while expecting the world to conform to what they think they should do.