It seems to me that fewer people are willing to take responsibility for themselves and their families than ever before. When I read the news (which is hardly ever, if i can help it), I am astonished by the problems people cause themselves – especially when God’s Word, which they reject as boring and judgmental, has the answers to each of their problems.
Here are the few that took my breath away today, before I closed my browser window:
A 33-year-old Tennessee man has managed to father 30 children with 11 different women. Having only a minimum wage job, he is unable to support himself, let alone the children he is legally responsible for. As a result he is appealing to the State for financial aid. Some principals come leaping to mind. For instance, be the husband of one wife (Titus 1:6); don’t commit adultery (Exodus 20:14); take care of your family. And of course: live within your means.
Proverbs 5:15 KJVDrink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
Proverbs 6:32 KJVBut whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth hisown soul.
Proverbs 25:28 KJVHe that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down , and without walls.
A doctor in Spain performed an abortion on a lady who returned, just three months later, for another abortion, thinking she was pregnant again. However, it was the same pregnancy as the first abortion had failed. The baby was born healthy and the courts insisted the doctor pay for the bills, refund the abortion, and pay child support for the baby.
This one is particularly horrifying to me. Whatever the circumstances, murdering an innocent baby is never acceptable. Give it up for adoption if necessary. Or, better yet, don’t perform actions that could cause you to fall pregnant if you don’t want to fall pregnant. Surely this isn’t a difficult concept?
Exodus 20:13 KJV Thou shalt not kill .