Is our society that great? Yes, we enjoy a tremendous amount of prosperity and freedom, much of which we can be thankful. However, it has reached the point that these are often a detriment to our society. Notice some of the things we financially can afford and legally “enjoy.”
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Prov. 14:34).
It is amazing that so many people do not realize the deterioration of values and morals and subsequent devastation. It is like falling off a cliff. Diving downward is not so bad; it is the thud at the end that causes the problem. People look around and see others hurling down at the same speed, thinking “everything is okay.” It’s not. At some point our society will hit “rock bottom” with an enormous thud from which there will be no recovery. Sodom and Gomorrah hit it. Israel did too. Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Greece, Rome—all reached a point when God said, “No more!” His divine wrath brought these nations to an end—FOREVER! We will experience the same end.
Can’t we stop it? No. The die is cast. So, do we give up? No. We preach the gospel even though it is unpopular (2 Tim. 4:2). We live righteously, acting as salt and light (1 Pet. 2:11-12; Matt. 5:13-16). We do this with fervent prayer for those in government and those who labor for the Lord (1 Tim. 2:1-4; 2 Thes. 3:1, 2). In so doing, we will help redeem the remnant, the few precious souls willing to walk the straight and narrow (Matt. 7:13-14).
— Steven F. Deaton | www.ImplantedWord.com
By Mike Willis & Daniel H. King, Sr.
This Bible Study Textbook covers the books of Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. Ecclesiastes examines man’s purpose for living, looking at common pursuits men have chased in their quest for meaning and purpose in life and what makes each of these quests futile. The Scripture text also emphasizes that man should enjoy his days under the sun with the full knowledge that he will give answer to God in judgment for his choices. The Song of Solomon looks at the Biblical love song that shows the power of human love for one’s mate and the sanctity of that relationship.