I have never in my life seen so much disease, unrest, anger and hatred. Everyday throughout the world, there are hundreds of reports. I remember how it was back in years past. One hardly ever heard of cancer, diabetes, heart disease,
riots, mass shootings, road rage and constant political upheaval. In fact, when we heard a friend’s sad medical news, we became alarmed and unsettled of heart. Lately, these incidences have increased to weekly, daily and many times hourly
So, what is causing this major change in our society? Have you truly sat back in your armchair and tried to figure this out? Have you searched and pondered the Scriptures to see if there is an answer hidden there?
Most of us have Bible cellphone apps. Really, there is no reason for our ignorance.
Speaking of which, our lives have become saturated or should I say, controlled by technology. Personally, I can’t go anywhere without my cellphone
directing my every step--head down, eyes blurry from blue light and sore neck by the end of the day. Does this sound familiar to you? How many millions of cellphones are there? Just how many frustrated, angry and unhappy crook-necked people
Then think computers, TV, radio and other forms of media that have their teeth in our brains, controlling our minds. Selfies, constant negative national and world news, social media, etc permeate our very being. Is it any wonder
that there is so much chaos in the world, our community and our lives? Is it any wonder that there is a major increase in anger, bitterness and disease in so many people?
Speaking personally, I can see how anger and bitterness have increased
and damaged me mentally, spiritually and physically. I want to resolve these negative qualities in my life. My desire is to help others do the same. Let’s work this out together. Remember, the Scriptures tell us that “the
truth will set you free.” Does this mean freedom from sickness, anger, bitterness and hate? I’m hoping that my short column will address these and other negative character qualities to help all of us produce some great fruit
in our lives to heal us and help us heal others.