Can we all just agree that world is completely, catastrophically, unbelievably screwed up? We’ve got men deciding they are women, white people saying they are black, ISIS beheading hordes of people, the Supreme Court obliterating traditional marriage, and Greece coming apart at the seams.
Something is desperately, fundamentally, deeply wrong with the world. Wrong with people. Wrong with us. Wrong with me. How can it be okay for a living, alert baby to be aborted? How can gender be a fluid concept which each person must decide for themselves? How can it be acceptable for police officers to dispense Western-style justice? How can an institution as fundamental as marriage be redefined by a 5-4 vote?
Something is seriously wrong with…well, everything.
Something deep and fundamental has been broken.
Why are apocalypse movies so popular right now? Because it’s not that hard to imagine! It’s not difficult to imagine a bird flu virus running rampant. It’s not hard to imagine Kim Jong-Il getting an itchy trigger finger and unleashing a nuclear fallout. It’s not that tough to imagine race wars spiraling out of control, igniting another civil war in the United States. Every day we are 75% of the way to the apocalypse.
It seems to me that we are living in the days of Judges.
In the book of Judges, we find this constant refrain: “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6).
I’d say that about describes our world. Everyone does what is right in their own eyes. Everyone is their own boss, ruler, judge, and king. Everyone is following their hearts, even though their hearts are leading them toward the City of Destruction.