Remember the story of Snow White and the poisoned apple? It’s a simplistic, yet powerful analogy; sometimes, what looks so good, is not good for us.
When my husband was little boy, he had to be rushed to the hospital to have his “stomach pumped” after his family discovered he had consumed an entire bottle of those yummy, orange baby aspirins. Remember those?
Let’s look at some other things that may have looked so dang good, but are “poisoned apples”. We could have been the wiser to them, had we looked to God’s wisdom.
“Multiculturism”: How could this NOT be good? Well, for starters, we can only have so many people immigrate to our country from the Third World before we become “Third World” ourselves. Not to mention, are these people those who love God, and our country? Maybe even US, for a bonus?
“Tolerance”: Liberals have long bullied with this term if others don’t acquiesce to them, or don’t turn a blind eye to what they want.
Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.
“Abortion”: Aside from being murder, has anyone thought long-term of the socioeconomic economic impact of having less young than we should by ratio, to support an aging population through both “social services” and plain ol’ hands-on help?
“The Sexual Revolution”: Umm, obviously disease, but what about the tearing up of the social and moral contracts inherent in a marriage relationship and intact family structure?
“Welfare”: There are signs in public parks that instruct, “Don’t feed animals”, because in time, they will become unable to care for themselves; got it?
I’m reading in the Old Testament at the moment, on my second time through the Bible, and I must say, I am near daily shocked by the prophetic messages and wisdom that can be found in it, if we would bother to read it all the way through. How can we claim to “love God’s Word” when we haven’t even bothered to read everything that is in it? But, hey, “Desperate Housewives”, and “X-Box IV”!
Judges 2:20 Then the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel; and He said, “Because this nation has transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers, and has not heeded My voice,21 I also will no longer drive out before them any of the nations which Joshua left when he died,22 so that through them I may test Israel, whether they will keep the ways of the Lord, to walk in them as their fathers kept them, or not.”
(Apple image, Jim Delillo)