THE DESTRUCTION OF A GENERATION   Leave a comment

I John 2:15-16 “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world–the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does–comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”
What a waste when a teenager cries and you ask her, “Are you missing your family?” and she answers, “No, I’m missing the clubs I would normally go to tonight.” What has our generation of Indians produced when one sees the things that take them away from family, friends and community? A community that is supposed to bring us closer together, yet today there are so many distractions that take us away from the people God has placed us in. What a waste it is when the things around us take us away from the knowledge of God and His power and love. What a waste when all that is pure and honest is destroyed by the things that are placed before us – not for mere entertainment but to take us away from the happiness that God the Creator intended for us and desires us to have.
I’m afraid we are turning out to be a generation of weak and destructive people. Weak because we have allowed the distractions of this work to keep us from enjoying the full and abundant life God the Creator has for us. Destructive because we are allowing things like the world system to destroy a generation of our people who have forgotten what it means to be a family and a tribe. They look at the things that lure us away from the things of God and His desire for us. Whatever happened to family? Whatever happened to friends? Whatever happened to community? Maybe this is why John wrote, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world–the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does–comes not from the Father but from the world.” It is the world system that destroys – the desire to follow everything that our ancestors despised and tried to destroy. But we have nothing to worry about; for one day the road will run out and what will be left? John said, “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”
Robert Soto, Lipan Apache and pastor of:
McAllen Grace Brethren Church
The Native American New Life Center
Chief of Chiefs Christian Church

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Posted March 10, 2014 by GOCLAP in writeups

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