Read Psalm 92:1-15
They Just Don’t Get It!
The senseless man does not know, fools do not understand,
that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish,
they will be forever destroyed.
But you, O LORD, are exalted forever.
I am not a big fan of beauty pageants. In fact, I have real philosophical problems with them, but that’s a whole different matter. So I usually pay them no mind. But I have been intrigued—no, dismayed is the right word—with the way the first runner up to this year’s Miss USA contest has been viciously treated by so-called cultural elites for her sane and sensitive answer to the question she was asked on gay marriage.
This beautiful young woman, who many feel would have won the crown if she had given the politically correct answer, has been vilified and marginalized and called everything from a dumb blond to a homophobe to a…well, you finish the sentence. No, on second thought, don’t finish it!
What was her crime? Simply that she gave the same answer that a vast majority of Americans would have given, and that I hope all born-again Christians would have given: That though we live in a country where you have the freedom to do certain things, including being gay, her moral beliefs and value system led her to believe that marriage should be preserved for a man and a woman. She said it respectfully, she said it calmly, she said it gracefully. She shared her opinion, which, the last time I looked, was still an American value. And then for her, all hell broke loose.
So what’s the deal with an increasingly vocal, radical, and hateful bunch in our country who preach tolerance the loudest but themselves are the most intolerant, and viciously so, when anyone doesn’t kowtow to their beliefs? How about this:
They don’t get it!
They don’t get the fact that though they are growing in strength and numbers today, like flourishing grass, one day they will stand before a Righteous God who has established an unchangeable moral code for the universe. And those who have flaunted their freedoms and lived in disregard to his laws will be forever destroyed. And from that perspective, as the psalmist said, they are senseless fools. They just don’t get it.
But you do! You get that God will be exalted and unrepentant sinners will be destroyed. You get that those who have put their trust in God, who have submitted to the rules he has established for his creation, who love, honor and respect him, will as Psalm 92:12-14 says,
Flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green.
Don’t be surprised that there will be people who don’t get that! But you do; you get it. So stick by what you get, and in the end, you will really get it—the eternal favor of Lord.
“An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.”