Save the Children
“...the people did what was right in their own eyes.”
Today I met a boy named Frankie; a boy that represents by his behavior, the attitude of an entire generation. With my own eyes I observed how little Frankie was hitting his helpless mother and making fun of his passive father. This future “delinquent” was doing whatever he pleased and no one in his family was brave enough to stop him or even to scold him.
Our modern society is characterized by the same anarchy that ran wild during the time of the judges. Almost everyone today has their very own set of values or beliefs, regardless if they come from God’s Word or not.
Only faithful Christians follow the Bible and believe that truth is absolute. The rest live in a fantasy world of relativism, selfishness and lies. This world needs God more than ever!
We should not be surprised when we witness the rapid spread of gangs, violence, delinquency and all kinds of evil acts. The reason is found, in the great distance our society has put between themselves and Jesus Christ.
When God’s Word is not honored, the result is the birth of chaos and destruction. Now good is deemed evil and evil is paraded on our streets.
There is still hope for many in this world. There are still people who want to be rescued from a chaotic and meaningless life. Today, you and I can decide to make a difference for Christ; today we can begin to rescue as many “Frankies” as possible. Tomorrow, may be too late.
“With the jawbone of a donkey,...”
Yesterday we read about one of the strongest animals ever created. The lion is considered to be the king of the jungle and most animals fear it. Today, I don’t want to talk animals (except perhaps for a part of the donkey), but we shall study the life of the strongest man of all times.
When someone reads Samson’s story, they may ask themselves, is all this true? Is it possible for a man to kill one thousand enemies in battle, with just a donkey’s jawbone?
My answer is simple, if Bruce Lee and Jet Li can do it (in the movies) with bare hands; how much more could Samson accomplish with such a “potent” weapon. Seriously though, I believe Samson’s story, because it is part of the Bible. As a Bible believing Christian, I know that all the miracles and events described in the Word of God, are true---including Samson’s exploits.
A miracle, is a powerful and supernatural manifestation of God’s power. Our resources may be limited and our talents inadequate at best; yet a jawbone, or whatever we have in our hands, can become a mighty weapon or instrument, with just a touch from the Lord.
It is extremely vital and imperative, that our hearts overflow with faith and trust in the Lord. Likewise, it is essential to present our hands to God and dedicate them to His service. What God did with Samson and the donkey’s jawbone, He can do through you today ---just bring the “jawbone” to Him.