Saturday, February 5, 2011

No fear of the Lord...

I am 46 years old and there are two things that I fear, My Lord and Savior and my momma. I have the unfortunate pleasure of reviewing crime stats every 24 hours. It reveals to me the number of juveniles arrested daily and the type of crime committed. I tell you one thing, my mom and I live at least 35 to 4o minutes apart and if she were to call me and tell me, (not ask, but tell me) to bring her "something" I'd be a little irritated and may even pout, but guess what? "I do it." Not only because she's my mom but because the Bible tells us so in an indirect way.

Today's youth are in fear of nothing. Most have sex with whoever, whenever. Most skip school, have tried drugs, know where to get a gun, drive without permits, have stolen on more than one occasion and even fight with Law Enforcement Officers. I didn't even make mention of the Violent Offenses that I've encountered.

If I haven't learned anything in my life's journey, I know one thing to be true. My fear of the Lord sustains me and keeps me on the path to "being my best self." Being humble, kind, polite, compassionate, forgiving, respectful, gentle and obedient may not be easy in this world we live in but the rewards are priceless.

Proverbs 10:27 The fear of the Lord prolongs days, but the years of the wicked will be shortened.
Proverbs 13:24 He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
Proverbs 29:15 The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

sent w/love
sgt. butterfly

3 comments:

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Amen! The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 19:10

Take care and have a great day :-)

~Ron
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A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Good morning Ron and thanks for stopping by. Have a very Happy Sunday!

love and peace
China

A Lady's Life said...

I also find that kids are not brought up by God today.They are angry and surrounded by violent cruel cold words and songs. Something is wrong when people like Chere, an old lady, goes on stage andcalls the young girls like Brittany Spears, Bitches. She wants to show she still
can perform better. Something is wrong when sons rap about Mother being bitches. If Mothers are not to be sacred anymore then what is left for kids to believe in?
Traditional capitalism has gone out the window and replaced by fraud and corruption. Its going to explode somewhere else because man cannot be forced to live in poverty forever. People have to dig in and begin to help each other because banks and government sure won't