I listen to the radio when I do my daily errands. Usually it is a sports radio show but recently my station dumped it for a political commentary show which is not that different actually. I listened one day when I wasn’t sure what had happened to my witty sports program, and the subject was, as it seems to be on most days, the incredulity of the host at the behavior of the heathens. We listen to this “news” and for the umpteenth time we hear something that makes our head swim. We find ourselves nodding with the commentator at the (mostly) horrific goings on in this country.
“They want to take money from people who are productive to give it to those who are not!”
“They want to violate your actual rights and champion false rights for others!”
“They are for killing the innocent and protecting killers!”
It seems insane. Well . . . yeah.
What is Insanity?
One of the definitions of insanity is “extreme folly.” That seems appropriate. Another, used in our criminal justice system, is the “inability to distinguish between right and wrong.” That sums up the heathen quite well. And while that is very bad, it shouldn’t shock us. Though our commentators want us to be as frustrated and perplexed as they are, we should be neither. Laughter and pity are more appropriate responses than fear and loathing. We should know exactly what they are because we’ve been told.
Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools . . . (Romans 1:21–22).
They became fools. And yet we don’t appropriately treat them as fools do we? We tend to blend Scripture with our “wisdom” and whatever we glean from the world around us. This stew is not a healthy one to consume.
Insanity All Dressed Up
Grown men and women in power suits stand before us and tell us that we were not created, we “happened.” After that we became monkeys for awhile. They tell us that taking our nation deeper into debt is the road to prosperity and that killing our children is good but disciplining them is bad. They want us to embrace their worldview, that evil is good and good evil. They say it all with a straight face because, in the state they inhabit, this is reality. But they are absolutely insane. All their so called education is a joke; they do not have the truth which is the only goal of a real education.
Yes, they are screwing up this country (and every country) to the best of their ability. That’s their job. It’s what their dark master has bid them do. And when we wake up and realize that even their master is on a leash, there isn’t much to fear. Well, actually there is nothing to fear.
Staying Sane in an Insane World
We are however to: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (I Peter 5:8).”
We’ve been given a job to do and it isn’t much of a task if we are unopposed. It’s the opposition that makes the task real and difficult and worthy.
We don’t seem as confused by the neck-tattoo having, ripped jeans wearing, dirty looking thugs, roaming the planet. But put on a suit and tie and you have our attention and when you say things that differ from what we know the truth to be, we get confused. “But he looks just like me.” Yes the angel of light is a moniker for the devil isn’t it?
So the next time we hear of something evil being done in America by men and women in suits or not, we should get our chins out of our chests, put on the full armor and oppose them. We should not fear them, that gives them power. We need not be confused or disturbed, that only slows us down.
Our job is to oppose them, to defend the innocent, to do justice and promote mercy and to pray for these heathen—our enemies—and love them. For they are quite insane and we once were too.