Can you imagine life without high-speed transit? Train lines and modern highways wouldn’t be in operation today if President Andrew Jackson heeded complaints from people who feared advances in modern transportation.
Martin Van Buren, when he was governor of New York, wrote the president in 1829:
. . . Mr. President, “railroad” carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles per hour by “engines”. . . . The Almighty certainly never intended that people should travel at such breakneck speed.
If 15 mph is ‘breakneck speed,’ Van Buren should have seen our interstate highways! We’ve seen a lot of changes over the past century; some for the better, and others for the worse.
The key to embracing change is understanding what we can and cannot compromise. If God’s infallible Word governs our lives, we must resist doctrinal theories which threaten to undermine our faith. There are medical advances which threaten the sanctity of life and technology which opposes God’s plan. Some change is good but the truth is, the core principles of God’s Word never change.
You could be a teenager conforming to the world’s fashion. Or you may be a single person who has compromised God’s will in your dating life. Perhaps you’re in a position to tell people the truth about gay marriage.
Does embracing the world’s change find you compromising the truth of Scripture? Take a moment right now and ask Him to keep you on the right path.
Remember change and change for the better are often two different things. — Unknown Author
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.