The wicked strut about on every side when vileness is exalted among the sons of men. – Psalms 12:8
I never cease to be amazed at what will capture the attention of the American public.
It is clear that we worship celebrity. Why else would we have ever had a popular show called “American Idol?” Why would we publish photos of a princess dying in an auto accident? Why would we be angered by the lack of photos of a celebrity couple’s newborn baby? Morality (as defined within God’s Word) is clearly no longer deemed relevant by our culture and what is worthless or vile is most often exalted.
Of course, this is not a new development. The world (post-fall) has always been this way. The only answer is the presence of Christ in an individual and Jesus’ sure return and reign. At the same time, we should not sit back and complacently behave as if our efforts are futile. Our righteous choices and actions (on display within a context of grace and humility) can and will influence others for the King if we will only let them.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control are still attractive traits. Reveal the hope that is within you and be ready to give the reason you possess it!
We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness. – Frederick W. Robertson