People like to push boundaries. It is part of human nature. Kids display this trait all the time and it is one of the reasons why a parent’s job is so important. Parents can’t abdicate their responsibility as I mentioned yesterday, because the world isn’t going to pick it up for them. If anything, the world will push the envelope a little more in response to the testing of boundaries. I have commented on this moral sliding scale before, but yesterday I ran across a news story from a major media outlet in the UK (warning: some of the content at this site may offend) that makes much the same point.
As a disclaimer, I have never seen the movie Sucker Punch before, so I have to take their word for it, but it appears they have recognized this same human trait to push for the edges without regard for the cliff face that eventually must be found. There is a reason why Scripture provide instructions and boundaries for us to live within. We need them. When you fail to acquiesce to the boundaries of a loving God and don’t think you need to bother with any boundaries of your own out of a sense of “freedom” or whatever you want to call it; you are running headlong toward disaster. You cannot see the chains that truly have you bound in sin and death and shun the true freedom available only in Christ.
When the media has begun to identify the hollowness that we have reached in our modern pursuit of whatever catches the eye and appeals to our basest instincts, it should be obvious that there is nowhere left to go. These things are meaningless and vanity as Ecclesiastes would say. For that reason, I invite you to return to the Lord. He is calling out with the words of life and there is nowhere else you can find them.
68Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” – John 6:68-69
Escape the slide by coming to the Way, the Truth, and the Life; there is no other way.