The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate. -- Proverbs 8:13
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Working on the Inside
This might be why politics and religion do not always play well together. Our Christian worldview is often going to conflict with what has become acceptable in society. Politics is willing to adapt to changing mores and attitudes for the sake of power. As much as I admire Robert E. Howard and Conan, and as much as I would like sometimes to crush our enemies, see them driven before us, and hear the lamentations of their women, it is contrary to the Spirit and borne of hubris.
Hating evil begins at home for us. For the secular minded and the humanist, it begins next door or across the street or with all of us bitter clingers out here in flyover country. Mister Beam (no relation to Jim) is deeply disturbed by Mister Mote. Because I fear the Lord, that is, because I respect Him and accept the superiority of His wisdom and understanding, I will reject self-righteous, self-satisfied arrogance and its fruit. The only place I can be effective in doing that is in my own dark heart.
Both the secular leftist and some social conservatives are seduced by the temptation to fix society. I understand. There are a myriad of things I would like to see change, but it only works from the inside out.