We All Do It
There are many people in the world that call right “wrong,” and wrong “right.” As a matter of fact, we all do it, and probably a lot more often than we think.
When is the last time you broke the law and sped down the highway? Did you justify your actions with something like, “They should have never made the speed limit that low.” When is the last time you watched a rated-R movie and condoned the sex or violence as “art” or “entertainment”? Does Philippians 4:8 (whatsoever things are pure…think on these things) ever cross your mind?
Friends of Murderers
But before you get all depressed and feel like you have no moral high ground, at least you don’t steal from your parents, do you?
The one who robs his father or mother and says, “That’s no sin,” is a companion to a man who destroys. – Proverbs 28:24 HCSB
Simply put, the one who steals from his own mother and father, especially one who thinks there’s nothing wrong with it, lives in the gutter of humanity. He’s no better than a worm.
I personally like the way the New Living Translation puts this proverb:
“Anyone who steals from his father and mother and says, “What’s wrong with that?” is no better than a murderer.”
Oh, but wait! What does the Bible say in 1 John 3:15? It says: “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer…” A murderer! Seriously, I can’t stand the scum who would rob his parents and say, “No big deal.” That kind of person needs to be dealt with in the harshest manner. These guys are nothing but gutter-dwelling, scum-sucking worms.
But then again, what the thief, the hater, and the murderer really need is a Savior.Alas! and did my Savior bleed? And did my Sov’reign die? Would He devote that sacred head For such a worm as I? – Isaac Watts (“At the Cross”)
The only problem is that too many of us are unwilling to admit we are “worms,” too.