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Wow! True Paradox of our Times!

20 Sep

Jude 1:22 “And of some have compassion, making a difference.”

Definitely something to think about.

Someone said, “The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but we have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less.”

We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less wisdom; more experts, yet more problems; more medicine, yet less health of the whole person.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life; we’ve added years to life, not life to years.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We’ve conquered outer space, but not inner space. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.

We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice. We have higher incomes, but lower morals. We’ve become long and on quantity, but short on quality.

These are times of tall men and short character; steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the times of proclaimed world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less joy; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes. It is a time when there is much in the show window, yet little in the moral stockroom. And a time when you can choose to make a difference through Jesus Christ, or to…just ignore.

Thank you Dr. Tom Wallace, Pastor! This is just what I needed in my time with the Lord this morning! My prayer today is that we, His children “come out from among them and be separate.” Let us truly be God’s shining light and the opposite of the things of this world to make a Godly difference and point the world to Jesus. Our time is very short, even at the door. Amen

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Posted by on September 20, 2013 in God's Truth

 

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One response to “Wow! True Paradox of our Times!

  1. granonine

    November 20, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Anna, I’m so far behind in my blog-reading, I don’t know if I’ll ever catch up! Just now read this, and loved it.

     

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