The Bible has a lot to say about avoiding deception and renewing our minds with the purity of truth and righteousness, which is a right standing with our Creator and Savior. In today’s world, the person who truly wants to follow Jesus and be led by the Holy Spirit has quite a challenge to sort out the influences in his life that can be potentially very dangerous and even lethal. It takes prayerful work and spiritual discernment to make the best choices.
No rational American Christian today, needs to be convinced that much of our generation is wicked. As Jesus openly spoke of His own generation as “wicked,” (Matt 12:45), those of us who humbly try to live honorably and honestly are all horrified by the perverse and corrupt wickedness that is being openly exposed in the mountains of influence in our society. God is using the manufactured political crisis of a moderate health emergency to expose the ignorance and corruption that He is now using to generate awakening and repentance.
How does truth fit into our deliberate action plan to reclaim our legacy? I believe that we live in a generation that is struggling to rediscover the timeless reality that we all pass on a legacy. The only real legacy we have to pass on to our children is a legacy of truth: Truth about life; truth about God; truth that we invest into their future to give them hope.
Rather than just living day to day for life’s fleeting pleasures, a legacy-minded man or woman deliberately considers life as a gift not to be wasted. Don’t you think that the really important things of life are deliberately developed and ‘invested’ in the light of a multi-generational perspective? This is what seems to be missing so often today. If you are investing for a future dividend, it has to be invested beyond your own limited vision of what you can do now and in the near future. It’s going to be invested in light of the next generation. (more…)