Esau despised his birthright. Genesis 25:34
If you lose touch with God, you will become confused about values. The values on which true wisdom is based are not just plucked out of thin air. They are based on the character of God.
This is the great issue of our time. Our nation has lost touch with God and now we are confused about values. Having turned from God, we have lost sight of the value of human life, and the result is that thousands of men and women have acted on an impulse. That is a plunge to disaster.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s an individual, a family, or a nation, the pattern is the same—godlessness, confusion about values, acting on impulse, and a plunge to disaster.
- Lose touch with God and you become confused about values.
- Get confused about values and you start acting on impulse.
- Keep acting on impulse and you will take a plunge to disaster.
But the plunge to disaster will not be immediately obvious. The person who is confused about values usually doesn’t know what he or she has lost. That is the fascinating thing in Genesis 25. Esau sold his birthright, ate his stew, got up, walked away, and he thought nothing of it.
Have you observed the pattern that leads to a plunge to disaster in our country? In your family? In your own life? How so?