Lamentation 2:15 All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
The beauty, the splendor, how magnificent was the temple Solomon had built. People from everywhere came to marvel at the place he built for his God. A visible mark on earth of the Majesty of the God he served. However the children of Israel had taken God for granted. The glamour of the temple didn’t matter, the worship inside was fake and pretentious. God had warned them if they forsook Him what would happen. God never lies. The city and temple now lay in ruin and the people of this God were mostly in captivity. Did God forsake them? No, they forsook God. So gradual was the turning from God to the world, many may have been taken by surprise. They should have known. The scrolls, the temple, and God dwelt among them. Yet, life was good. They didn’t see a need for God. Gradually they walked away from the way of life God created for them to enjoy.
Our churches today do not enjoy the standing they once did. There’s been a gradual turning from God’s way, and perversion of God’s Word. Society has redefined the family structure. Youth of today know little of God’s Word because, we know so little ourselves. Christian’s lives resemble the world, and we wonder why unbelievers shake their heads and laugh at Christians today. Not what God intended nor what His word declares. We’ve not cleared a path for our children to walk nor voiced the truths of God’s Word for fear of our pride being hurt.
What more can we expect of those who follow, if we’re not willing to proclaim the Gospel. Find a way to open up about your faith. Memorize scripture and share it with your children. Be open about what you believe and mark out a path for them to follow.
Where are we leading today?
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director