My good friend, Pastor David Briggs recently said, “Intellectualism is celebrated at the expense of morality.” This statement is profoundly true. All we need to do is look around at what is happening in the world. Nations, governments, families and other elements of society are being redefined by secular intellectual explanations of morality. These do not fit the biblical definition of morality. Today’s intellectualism is essentially founded on distorted, destructive ideas. As a result, the building blocks, with which we build society, have been restructured and have lost their integrity. Integrity is synonymous with strength. Without strength, these building blocks cannot uphold and keep together our way of life. Secular intellectualism has substituted arrogant thinking for simple honor and morality. Proverbs 16:18 (NKJV) says, “Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.”
In our world, today, morality has been pushed aside or redefined by a misguided, improper sense of fairness and tolerance, along with a demand for personal entitlement. Independence and freedom from accountability are today’s rebellion. I’m Dr. Bob and here is my point. It is time to stop thinking like much of the world thinks. It is time to start living in obedience to God, who is our righteous Judge. He is also our grace-filled Savior. God is who He said He is. He will do what He said He will do. Now, that comforts me. It helps me to honor Him with my life. How about you?