As we grow up, we like to think of ourselves as becoming smarter and brighter with each passing year. As a race or a country we like to think the same thing, that we are better than those that preceded us 200 years ago. Surely this must be the case; we have all the latest high tech to prove it!

But is this the true measure of whether we are actually wiser? When we realize where people actually surf on the Internet and what they listen to on their iPods and what is watched on the high definition plasma TV, we might have to come to a completely different conclusion in many cases.

As we look at the world around us today, we see that we have legalized abortion, accepted homosexuality, glorified promiscuity, condoned murder and worshipped materials. The list goes on, just fill in the blanks….

The reality is that most are currently taking part in a degenerative movement. The reason for this is simple — we no longer retain God in our knowledge! God is being removed from the institutions of learning and therefore, children and young adults are without the right foundation. God has been all but squeezed out of the lawmaking and judicial process, so much so that a right way of life and true justice is becoming hard to find. Because of this, God has allowed the carnal, reprobate mind within mankind to prevail (Romans 1:28). It is a corrupt mind that resists God and any part of the Truth (2 Timothy 3:8).

As we move further and further from God, the condition of our collective minds will become worse and worse. This is an immutable law. It is imperative that we seek out and find God while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near (compare Isaiah 55:6). Psalms 14:2 states, “The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.” This understanding and knowledge comes from following God’s way (compare Psalms 111:10).

Are we living by every Word of God; are we growing in the knowledge of God, OR are we opting to be a part of the devolutionary process? The choice is up to us!