Immorality – Why Men Seek Profit From the Journey Into Darkness
How great is the profit associated with the promotion of immorality and the punishment thereof? Men savor power and wealth, and we will not easily surrender our position among other men. So long as lucrative plunder remains the product of immorality, evil men will continue to embrace corruption. So long as advantage perceived lingers near, the same people who promote filthy lucre in “acceptable” measures also reap gain when immorality is punished. It is the nature of a depraved mind.
As a people and as a nation, Americans need change. Yet the change we seek is mired beneath the nature of human desires. Active, healthy and Godly correction requires honest and sincere labor from dedicated and involved Christians. Yet we let those who promote depravity retain the judgment over justice. Can you not see? Will you not comprehend? So long as immorality contains even a measure of financial profit, no flesh will seek to fully eliminate the cause and effect of wickedness.
We must stand against immorality and fight against the evil it evokes, but we cannot stand as physical agents against a corrupt system. Rather, we must lift our hands as soul winners. Our task is not to chain and destroy, but to loosen and free. Healing will not come as a result of good works, nor bitter arguments; but rather from a gentle heart, and renewed spirit, and the wondrous love of Jesus Christ. The most caring of leaders, if unchanged by the glory of God, will always fall short in his or her understanding of the problems, and the necessary solutions thereof. For such leaders have eyes that are blind to the truth and ears that are closed to wisdom. In such people, discernment is distorted by the natural lust of the flesh. It is part of the consequences of sin.
“He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doeth a the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8).
Are these difficult words to comprehend? Is God so far from our thoughts that his truths are ever hidden from our carnal minds? “Who shall dwell on high?” we ponder, and then Isaiah answers out concerns:
“He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding bribes, they stoppth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; he shall dwell on high,” (Isaiah 33:15,16).
The path is narrow, the way straight. There is no safety in laws that seek to maintain “damage control” over “regulated sin intake.” Godly deliverance requires a radical turning from sin. Yet modern leaders subscribe to a rule which says that those who have stumbled can never change, and that they can only learn to control that which we have come to identify as a “deviant” behavior pattern – why are we afraid to name sin as it is?
This excerpt is lifted from Chapter II in the soon to be released booklet, “Reflections of a Sojourner – The Journey Into Darkness,” by rm Harrington