Isaiah 5:20 = “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil…” Lately for my devotions, I have been reading the book of Proverbs. As I ponder the teaching of God my conclusion is that much of what is written there is “common sense”. However, it may be because of the way I was raised, it brought me to that conclusion. Many parents adopted what the Bible said as a guideline to how to relate to life, how to deal with others, and how to raise their children. Many of us experienced the consequences of either following the teachings of Scripture, or rejecting them and doing things in our own way. Our personal experience always proved that the Bible was right.
Things have changed in these present days to where what Isaiah stated has come to pass. Modern teachers have discarded what the Bible teaches to teaching concepts that are contrary to it. Biblical instruction like corporal discipline, holding people accountable for their actions, and serious consequences for bad behavior have been labeled as wrong and should not be allowed. Fearing that we might stifle their creativity or hurt their feelings society has produced a generation of children that even their own parents don’t like. Even our own “common sense” may have become affected.
Now that school is in session and students are busy with so many activities connected with school, may I remind students and parents about the essay contest. Our theme this year is “Being Pro-Life and Christlike”. The deadline is January 31, 2023. Our web site is www.bflw.org/essays to download the guidelines. It was suggested that we might have a essay contest for adults as well. If you would be interested, let me know.
Please be in prayer for our State officials. Planned parenthood has decided to start doing abortions in Wisconsin even though it is against the law. Our officials are not planning to prosecute these lawbreakers. Our Country needs a lot of prayer.
Thanks for all your prayers for Nancy and me. The Lord has blessed us lately with improved health and, because we are in a busy time of the year, we really appreciate it.
Thank you for all your prayers and support of this important ministry.
Andrew K. Buhrow
Baptists for Life of Wisconsin