The movie Lucy, and the need for righteousness
And as for the movie Lucy...
We humans like mental progress. We like technological advancement. We like a better us, physically, in outward beauty and abilities. And since we're on earth we are certainly farther along in all of these things, weather we believe it's six thousand or six billion years as humans in the world. In the movie, Lucy has reached her 100% potential of using her brain, and I guess that made her a goddess. ;)
But...with all the education, sciences, technology, health, and all other things we have advanced in throughout the centuries, we are still not morally better. So much evil the world, in us humans. Daily news should be called Daily Bad News! 75% of it is depressing! Selfishness, hate, lies, murder, wars, terrorism, boasting in sexual immorality, slavery, addiction, death!
But all this just proves our fallen and sinful condition. It shows us that we haven't really progressed in being more righteous. If anything, we're morally worse! And we don't even know how addicted we are to all the other progress and advancement, without really paying attention to the most important part, the utter need for righteousness! We are blinded by the false promises of more knowledge and better technology and more lasting health...and our societies are still falling apart, by crime, diseases and death!
For how long have we and our ancestors been around? Can't we see it's not working? Are we not to stop and ponder, and ask some deeper questions of life? Who am I? Why am I here? What's the purpose of life? Is there God? Could the Holy Bible be true after all, which describes our sinful and fallen condition so clearly? Has God done, will he do anything about us to rescue us?
Let's not be like an ostrich which puts its head in the sand, until the bad will pass by. Because it won't! We act just like it, we put our head in the TV, internet, porn, more sex, more food, more toys, more knowledge, more entertainment, more, more and more of everything, but... Only to numb ourselves with unreality to escape the reality of our lostness.
Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 says, "I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But behold, this also was vanity. I said of laughter, “It is mad,” and of pleasure, “What use is it?” I searched with my heart how to cheer my body with wine—my heart still guiding me with wisdom—and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was good for the children of man to do under heaven during the few days of their life. I made great works. I built houses and planted vineyards for myself. I made myself gardens and parks, and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees. I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees. I bought male and female slaves, and had slaves who were born in my house. I had also great possessions of herds and flocks, more than any who had been before me in Jerusalem. I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces. I got singers, both men and women, and many concubines, the delight of the sons of man.
So I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also my wisdom remained with me. And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I kept my heart from no pleasure, for my heart found pleasure in all my toil, and this was my reward for all my toil. Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun."
All is vanity except for one thing: "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things [you need] will be added to you." Matthew 6:33
And where do we seek the kingdom of God and HIS righteousness? In Romans 5:17 we read, "For if, because of one man's [Adam's] trespass [sin], death [through sin] reigned through that one man [who sinned], much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of [GOD'S] righteousness reign in life [over sin, death and hell, now and forever as kings in the kingdom of God] through the one [RIGHTEOUS] man Jesus Christ." And that's a, or rather 'the' Good News!
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