Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Foundation Problems

"if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Psalm 11:3
There was a huge crack in the corner of the living room of the home. It was at least an inch across. Actually, it was not a crack in the wall. It was a crack in the plaster that had been smeared over an even wider gap. Looking through the cracked plaster, revealed an almost two inch gap between the walls. Yet, this crack was not the real problem. Only when leaving the house and looking outside could the real problem be found. The foundation at the corner of the house had completely failed.
Parent number one said, "Could you believe what those Junior High girls had on at that prom?"
"Look, there is no way I would let my little girl walk out of the house lookin' like that, much less go to a dance with a boy looking like that. What has happened to these kids? Don't they know they look like . . .?" said parent number two.
Number one responded, "Somebody had to buy those dresses for those little girls. Guess who? Momma is the one who oughtta have her head examined."
Parent number three listened, and said, "The problem isn't what the girls have on, or what the Momma bought. The problem is this. When personal choice becomes the standard of morality, anything goes. There is an old Proverb repeated twice in Scripture that says, 'There is a way that seems right to a man, but it's end is the way to death.' When God doesn't define truth and morality, but man does, then anything is possible."
It's probably time to stop worrying about the cracks and start paying attention to the foundation.