Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Daily Devotion: Secular Humanism’s View of the Challenges We Face

Bible Reading: I Thessalonians 4:1-12

Key Verse: Verse 1 - “Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.

Key Words: to please God

Mario Bunge writing for The Council for Secular Humanism says:

“We are currently facing a long list of formidable worldwide challenges-global warming, the exhaustion of nonrenewable resources, resource wars, increasing income inequality, crushing national debts, rising violence on all scales, militarism, the new American imperialism, advertising-driven consumerism, the crisis of the welfare state, the decline of labor unions, the resurgence of religious fanaticism, increasing intolerance, the commercialization of politics, the defamation of classical liberalism and socialism, the decline of student enrollment in science and engineering programs, the popularity of postmodernism, and the displacement of educated art by commercial pop culture.”

Isn’t this interesting: the very heart of secular humanism is that we are free to do what we, as individuals, feel is best for us; but isn’t much of the above list the result of mankind doing what he wants to do? You see, even the secular humanists believe that man’s freedom to do as he thinks best is a problem.

We should all live so as to please God, realizing that mankind will never do that in this life. To do that produces not only a life of turmoil but a world of turmoil. But praise be to God that we can walk in this world to please Him and abound more and more!

What to do:
✞ Live to please God, because you’ll never fully please man.

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