Thursday, July 22, 2010

O, You Wicked!

One of my biggest tormentors/frustrations is apathy...especially when its found in "your own" youth group. It's such a challenge to sit and watch people you love make dumb mistakes...or, just not care about how HUGE and GREAT God is. I was telling Brad lastnight, "it's so hard to see beyond your teenage years" and I can speak from experience! : /

This morning PSALM 50 was a great reminder of what God (our Righteous Judge) has to say about "the wicked". What a HUGE word image to those in that category. And, what a challenge to me to keep after these "kids" in LOVE, for the salvation of their souls! It's not a lost cause! And I'm so thankful for those who "kept after me" year after year after year after year... {I think you get the point} ;)

"But to the wicked God says: “What right have you to declare My statutes, Or take My covenant in your mouth, Seeing you hate instruction and cast My words behind you? When you saw a thief, you consented (or ran) with him, And have been a partaker with adulterers. You give your mouth to evil, And your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother’s son. These things you have done, and I kept silent; You thought that I was altogether like you; But I will rebuke you, And set them in order before your eyes. Now consider this, you who forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, And there be none to deliver: Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.” Psalm 50:16-23

1 comment:

Amy@My Front Porch said...

It IS so hard to get kids to see past the "teen tunnel vision". Keep up the great work! Praying for you!