Last week there was a celebration in our city. Literally it involved 100’s of people dancing in the street on Central Avenue. They were celebrating their right to practice a wide variety of sexually perverse acts. Political figures and businesses of all kinds endorsed them. It was ‘progressive’ philosophy on parade – a leap into the future and away from the old worn out value system of Christianity.
There is nothing ‘new’ or ‘progressive’ here, however. The Israelites “rose up to play” when Moses climbed the mountain to receive God’s Law. And Proverbs 2:13 – 14 identifies those who “leave the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness.” They “rejoice in doing evil, and delight in the perversity of the wicked.” It is “sport” to them according to Proverbs 10:23. So, the party goes on, and “fools” continue to “mock at sin.” (Proverbs 14:9) But then again we have our own celebrating to do, don’t we! Call our culture anything you want, from “post-modern” to “post Christian,” but God is still on the throne. We worship Him today because of who He is not because of who we are. We may not be “movers and shakers” in this world, but He is. And He will yet “shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” (Heb. 12:26) Pray for such a shaking that many even in the darkness will join our celebration!