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"The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.'"1

In a day when we, as a nation, are not only opposing and discarding the Word of God and its principles to live by, but also are aggressively seeking to get rid of it (at least from public places), is it any wonder we are seeing the resulting effects in political corruptness, increased cheating by students, an ever increasing moral decline, the acceptance and endorsement of sexual practices the Bible says are an abomination to God, individuals and some judges becoming a law unto themselves—not to mention the ethical debacles which have come to light in the business world in recent times?

Here in the United States, among the most highly educated, advanced and wealthy societies in the history of the world—intellectually, scientifically, technologically, medically, and materially—far too many of our leaders (including some religious leaders), businessmen, politicians, educators, entertainers, media moguls, etc., etc., have become moral and ethical paupers and little more than educated fools. Far too many care more for votes, high media ratings, position, power, popularity, and monetary gain than they do for truth, honesty, character, moral values and the good of our fellow mankind.

And whether we blatantly state it, or act as if there is no God, doesn’t make any difference, for as God's Word says, "The fool says in his heart, 'There is no God.'"2

Unless we bring back a high standard of morals and ethics into today's society we are heading for disaster. As God said about ancient Israel when they turned from him and his ways: "They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind."3

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me as a Christian to live according to high Christian morals and ethics and in so doing be a very effective model and witness to those with whom I work, relate, and live. And grant that they will see Christ in me and in so doing want the same for themselves. Please send a spiritual awakening to our country and let it begin in me. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."

1. Psalm 53:1 (NIV).
2. Ibid.
3. Hosea 8:7 (NIV).


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