Good Morning July 28

A recent issue of Time magazine had an article on a medical procedure for freezing a young woman’s eggs so that they can be fertilized and re-implanted at a later age when she is ready to have children. The woman in the article is quoted as saying “I just don’t want to suffer any consequences for being ambitious in my 20s.” That is a very telling remark covering a whole number of areas in our modern era. Particularly, areas related to our sexuality. We want to have our way without having to face any consequences for our decisions. Scripture refers to this as idolatry. The tragedy is that this young woman, and millions like her, don’t know there is a different way. Since we, society as a whole, have long ago abandoned any absolute moral values by which we are governed, especially values given by God who alone determines all that is right or wrong, we have freed ourselves to do whatever seems right in our own eyes. Above all we don’t want consequences for our choices. But there are consequences. Paul wrote to the Galatian church, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction;…”(6:7-8) We are seeing that reaping in many areas of our world. There are consequences, but there is an alternative. God continually calls us to turn and repent. He can heal and change lives for any who are willing to humble themselves before Him. Paul completes that eighth verse in Galatians with the assurance that “whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”