The book of Amos in the Bible asks, “How can two walk together unless they be in agreement?” President Lincoln stated, “A nation divided against itself cannot stand.” He was obviously referring to what our Lord Jesus Christ said when he was ministering in the region of Judea and Galilee in which He stated, “A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.” Whether it’s a board game at home, a card game, or a national sports event, there are certain rules established in order for the game to be played. When there is a referee involved, his job is to read and understand the rules of the game and to enforce those rules in order for there to be a fair game played. Certain “judgment” calls are made during the game. We expect that and will even pay to watch an event.
There’s another verse in the Bible that says, “When the foundations be removed, what will the righteous do?” We live in an age where the goalpost keeps moving. Long-established “Thou shalt nots” are being challenged. The slippery slope started in our culture decades ago, and when it first began, folks who went by the Book of Life “Bible” would say this person or that group is going out of their lane and needs to get back to what is right. The Bible speaks of a day when people will say, right is wrong and wrong is right. It says, “Woe to them who say it.” We are there now. The Bible also says the day will come when people will no longer be able to endure sound doctrine but, having itching ears, will follow teachers telling them what they want to hear. Unless we agree on how we live life and who has the final say on the matter, there will be no unity.
We have on our schedule a piano tuner who will be coming with certain tuning instruments to bring our piano back to its original sound. What if he decides to change the keys so that the chords are changed, for example, changes the key of E minor to where the C chord was before, and so on? Is the accomplished pianist supposed to change the way they play or is the tuner called back to bring the piano back to its original sound? Of course the tuner would be called back and bring the piano to what has always been an established sound. There are certain constants we must have in a society if we are to function and survive as a nation. Without them, we will have all kinds of confusion and chaos.
This month calendars record the greatest event in history, Jesus Christ being raised from the dead. Certain documents still reference this event as “In the year of our Lord” 2022 AD; before His birth we refer to the time as BC. This is a great “constant.” l would challenge you who took the time to read this piece to read the biblical account. It is all about “His-story.” True unity can only be found in the teachings of Christ.
The number one rule in His rule book of life is, Love the Lord God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. I would challenge and encourage you to take a second look into the book of Life. Greater love has no man than this, that one lay down his life for a friend. From Genesis to Revelation is God’s story on how He wants you in His forever family and the plan He put in place to get you there.