2020 a year to be remembered.
16 "But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting
in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates,
17 "'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a
dirge, and you did not mourn.'
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a
demon.' 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say,
'Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and
sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds."
(ESV - Matthew 8)
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them
up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were
filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice.
They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are
gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful,
inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless,
ruthless. 32Though they know God's righteous decree that those who
practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give
approval to those who practice them.
(ESV - Romans 1)
2020 is a year that will long be remembered. If you pay attention to
what is flooding the media in this season of discontent, you may feel that
there are a host of pied pipers broadcasting their call to join in the mania
of evils such as Paul lists in this chapter of Romans. The danger is to be
caught up in the hysteria and join this dance of evils.
Lord, let my deeds reflect Your wisdom, not my own foolishness.
Robert Aasen, President