The Cancel Culture

Navigating a path is hard when the world goes upside down.

1 Corinthians 1:27 – God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise.

A group of grade school children were being taught from the book of Proverbs, and then asked to write a proverb of their own.  Ten year old Patrick said, “Never trust a dog to watch your food.”  Michael, a few years older and wiser, said, “Never tell your mom her diet’s not working.”  Lauren, age 9, said “Fingernail polish does not make good lipstick.” And Joel, wise at 10, said, “When your dad is mad and asks you, ‘Do I look stupid?’  don’t answer him.”

In today’s cancel culture, Judeo-Christian norms and values are being discarded. IN some ways, the culture in America is becoming more pluralistic as more and more people are convinced there are no absolute and the overarching guidelines that have made up America’s truths and morals for the last 244 years are archaic and irrelevant.  Mayberry and Leave it to Beaver are gone forever. And things that used to be classified for adults only are now peddled to children like the ones who wrote those proverbs.

Living by God’s standards is mocked daily, and some in government believe that church services need to be restricted while protest that end in looting and violence are noble and need to be protected.

How do you navigate the world in which the very fabric of society, faith and morality is discarded—or worse, burned like the flag, books and the Bible in the city streets? Throughout Scripture, God has given you faith stories so that you can read them, study them, and apply them in your own lives. A good place to start is with Daniel, who lived in a civilization contrary to everything he believed. Yet, through his faith and example, he ultimately made a great difference.

Pray With Us

Father of Glory, thank You for the words of scripture, the accounts of people whose singular lives made huge differences. I doubt seriously that I am a Daniel, that I would ever stand in the presence of someone like the president, or that my life could have that level of influence. But it is my desire to be faithful in prayer and in my Bible study, and to be an example of Your way in this world. Keep me safe from the extremes of this counterculture, I pray,


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