Fire in my Bones

Title: Don’t preserve what should be destroyed – January 15, 2020

Series: Youth for Jesus
Number: Vol. 2, No. 35

“The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the LORD said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth — men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air — for I am grieved that I have made them.”” (Gen 6:5-7NIV)

One of the lessons to be picked from the story of the flood of Noah’s days is that we must not preserve what should be destroyed. Without doubt, it was God that created man and placed him here on earth to rule over the works of His hands (Gen 1-2). But at some point, man became rebellious and corrupted his ways. And so bad was his case that God’s heart was filled with pain because of him and his ever-increasing wickedness. In other words, He could not just bear again what His man had become. So, He said to Himself, “I am going to end all this for good.”

Now, initially, it looked a like joke to the men of those days when Noah began to preach to them about what God was going to do to them and the world they lived in. But the day eventually came when God fulfilled His word to Noah. He destroyed everybody and all the things they have built their lives around. He spared only Noah, his family and a handful of animals and birds in order to start all over again. But why did God destroy them like that? It was because they were no longer fulfilling the purpose for which He had created them. (Cf. Gen 6-9) And He has also promised to someday destroy this present earth too, along with the heavens we see, to save only those who take Him seriously in it and to start a new heaven and a new earth with them. That is because these present heavens and earth are no longer as He intends them to be. (Cf. 2Pet 3:3-13; Rev 21:1-4)

If God, then, would not hesitate to end a failed system in order to start all over again, even though He was the one that had created it, we too should not fail to end anything that we have created that is no longer serving the purpose for which we created it. And don’t get me wrong here. I am not talking about ending people’s lives. No, I am not saying that you can end anybody’s life just because you think he is no longer serving your purpose. That will be murder, punishable by death under any serious government. And remember that you did not create or own anybody, even your own children. God created and own all men (Ezekiel 18:4). So, He is the only one that has the absolute right to take people’s lives. Then He has also empowered governments in every place to act on His behalf in ending the lives of those that are judged in righteousness to be unfit to continue to live among men.

But what I am talking about has to do with ending programmes, systems, businesses, institutions, facilities, policies and so forth that are creations of men. And I am saying that once we recognise that they are no longer serving the good purpose for which we created them and we also see that there is nothing we can do to restore them, then, we should not hesitate to end them. Unfortunately, many today, individuals, organisations and even governments, still find themselves funding and protecting certain creations of theirs that have outlived their usefulness and purpose. Why? For some of them, it is undue sentiments. They are so much in love with their creation that they don’t want to lose it, even though it is clear that it is already hurting them and others. And for some others, it is unwillingness to admit that their creation is a failure. They just don’t want to face the fact that what they created has become a problem that cannot be redeemed.

Perhaps you too are like that. Because of some undue sentiments or fear of dealing with the truth, you are holding on to a decaying creation of yours that you yourself know cannot be cured. You need to wake up and act like God. End it. Destroy it. Then start all over again. It is better you use whatever is left of your time, resources and energy to recreate than to further waste it on preserving what you ought to destroy. And my prayer is that God will grant you insight and understanding to do what is right in those areas of your life in which you are affected by these words.

Stay immeasurably blessed.

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