In the book Gaily The Troubadour, published in 1936, Arthur Guiterman wrote the following poem. Reading his observations, you wouldn't...
by Dr. Paul Chappell
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
Some of the biggest atheists are Christians who don’t obey God.
In the book Gaily The Troubadour, published in 1936, Arthur Guiterman wrote the following poem. Reading his observations, you wouldn't guess it was written 60+ years ago.
First dentistry was painless;
Then bicycles were chainless
And carriages were horseless
And many laws, enforceless.
Next, cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy hatless,
The proper diet, fatless,
Now motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religions, godless.
Do you realize how godless our world has become? Where once church attendance was a regular occurrence by everyone in a town, it has become a rarity. Where once you could speak openly of God in the workplace, Christ’s name has become taboo in many businesses. What happened to our world? Why the change?
When we as Christians began neglecting our duties as God’s children, society began suffering. God has commanded us to tell others of Him as we learned yesterday. But He also commanded us to love others, abstain from lying, and place Him first in our lives. He has given us certain morals by which to live our lives.
Are you guilty of failing to obey His commands? We all are. No one is perfect! But God desires that we strive to obey Him in all things. Where have you fallen away from God’s path of obedience? Think of how you can better obey and serve God this holiday season. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s prompting of obedience in your life today.
To learn more about Pastor Paul Chappell and his ministry, please visit paulchappell.com.
Daily Bible Reading
Ezekiel 33-34 • 1 Peter 5