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What We Need

Monday, May 11, 2009 4 comments


As many of you know, my favorite musical group is the O.C. Supertones. Last week I was listening to them and one particular song caught my attention. The song is Return of the Revolution. I have heard this song hundreds of times, but this time it really resonated with our current times.

Morally, we are going backwards. In addition, times are difficult economically. The unemployment and foreclosure rates are extremely high. Companies that were once giants are now considering bankruptcy.

Who do Americans turn to? President Obama. People are putting their trust in President Obama to help the poor and bring peace in the world. This is not a personal attack on Obama, I don't care who is president. He will not succeed. He will not bring true peace and what does Jesus say about the poor? Answer: Matthew 26:11. We will always have the poor. We should only place our trust in God. 1 Peter 5:6-7 says we need to cast all our cares upon Him because He cares for us.

Furthermore, Luke 12:22-26 says "Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?"

This is where the song Return of the Revolution fits in. What are Christians doing today? The Bible says study the word (2 Timothy 2:15). Hebrews 5:13-14 talks about advancing in knowledge. Here are excerpts from the song:

"See wisdom and knowledge is one thing that we lack
You’ve been a Christian how long and you’re still on similac"

"And we can’t defend our faith ’cause we don’t even know it
We say we love His word but pick a funny way to show it.
And the world walks by and we don’t have a thing to say
I call ’em like I see ’em
And that’s what I see today"

The song mentions people who started a surge in the faith such as Martin Luther and John Edwards. There is a battle going on. We need to pick a side and not sit on the bench. The song fittingly ends by asking "So what about you? Will you join us?

4 comments: to “ What We Need so far...

  • RightMichigan.com May 12, 2009 at 7:45 AM
     

    I'm in.

    --Nick
    www.RightMichigan.com

  • MikeT May 12, 2009 at 8:29 AM
     

    I've been saying that we've been dependent on politics for a while. Nothing proves that more than the way that most Christians turn to the government for the solution to most social issues, even marriage. If the church cannot regulate its own behavior in those areas with even modest success, then what is the point of bringing in the government?

  • Steve Martin May 13, 2009 at 3:58 PM
     

    Not just the auto industry.

    Any substitute for God will do.

    And we've got a lot of them.

  • Timm May 14, 2009 at 10:21 AM
     

    Good stuff, Craig. Dependence on anything but God is not good. Politics, the automobile industry, ourselves. You name it.

    "Thou shalt have no other god's before me."

 
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