6 We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.
7 When our ancestors were in Egypt, they gave no thought to your miracles;
they did not remember your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea.
8 Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, to make his mighty power known.
9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; he led them through the depths as through a desert.
10 He saved them from the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.
11 The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived.
12 Then they believed his promises and sang his praise.
13 But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his plan to unfold.
14 In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wilderness they put God to the test.
15 So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease among them. Psalm 106:6-15
It’s easy to shake our heads at the utter disobedience of the Israelites when they escaped Egypt and were roaming the desert. We have clear 20/20 hindsight about it. There’s no question in our minds about what they should have done day after day: obey.
But they didn’t.
We have much clearer revelation from God about daily living, but in our minds we begin challenging those rules. Because we are in secular settings for long periods of time, the secular way of thinking rubs off on us, and we slowly but gradually begin to question our long-held beliefs.
For instance, the world is well in motion to inform us that homosexuals and transsexuals are the norm and that we should accept and embrace it. They push through television shows and movies, popular songs, K-12 education system, and greedy vote-grabbing politicians. They’ve pushed these topics for the past 40 years and it seems like they’re winning.
It’s as if they are saying that Blue is Red. Why can’t you see that Blue is Red? Something must be wrong if you can’t see that Blue is Red. Everyone but you knows that Blue is Red. The sooner you come around to that truth, the better off you will be.
And in the end those who see that Red is clearly Red are criticized, cajoled, and humiliated because we cannot see their new truth that Blue is Red.
Even as the world pushes hard for us to accept their distorted thinking, we have to resist strongly. With so many telling us that Blue is Red, we begin thinking that maybe we are out of kilter with our thinking.
We see and know what happens to people when they ignore basic science and principles in life. Their life is one huge disaster.
When WE stray from those principles, we run into more trouble than we need.