The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
- Genesis 2:15-17
I recently traveled to Tennessee to spend Christmas with our three youngest grandchildren. My wife needed the stimulation, and we had a wonderful time, but we noticed something odd.
Our president-elect, or maybe he is not “your” president-elect… Okay, half the country never accepted Trump for the past four years, seemingly none of the media. There may still be legal action against fraud in the election and tampering with the election. So, do we really yet know? But once the government makes this final, we all need to claim the “elected” president as our own, even if he is an evil man. We should pray for his salvation as well as for God’s guidance, regardless of who it is. Our divisiveness is destroying the nation.
But the Dem leader is cramming the green agenda down our throats. Yet, in two days of driving in each direction, we saw one Hybrid on the highways of America and two out of every three vehicles, other than large trucks hauling freight, was a gas-guzzling SUV. When the big news of the day is a planet that is being destroyed by the use of fossil fuels, we are buying huge gas-guzzlers.
Now, one thing wrong with this characterization is that not all SUVs are gas-guzzling. Our old car was well tuned, but on this last trip, our “gas-guzzling” SUV got within a couple of miles per gallon of what we used to drive on such trips. Yes, due to good weather, we did not lock the all-wheel drive and we kept the gear ratio set at ECO (for economic). So, we hardly spent any more in gasoline, and we had a lot more hauling capacity – meaning a lot more Christmas and birthday presents – one of the reasons for the trip anyway.
Yet, the hypocrisy of our “green” world is about as bad as our hypocrisy in our churches. We say we want “others” to save the planet, and we do things against their idea of the solution. (Frankly, I doubt their “solution” is a solution. They will never get the world to comply as long as greed exists and their science is soft, more guesswork than hard science. Thus, do they even know that their solution will solve anything? And ultimately God is in control and if He uses this to demonstrate His sovereignty, as I believe He is doing, we will fail miserably. Yet, our actions prove we really do not care.
As Christians, we say Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, but we live as we see fit. Jesus is more of a curse word than the guide for every decision that we make each day. Our actions prove we really do not care.
God placed Adam in charge of the Garden. We are responsible for the mess that we have made on this earth. Our actions should reflect what we say, about being responsible to our planet and our commitment to Jesus.
As for us buying a gasoline-powered vehicle, God helped in guiding us to the vehicle we received and our research shows that the hybrids never pay for the increased cost and the electric cars cannot drive enough miles between recharges for us to go to our son’s house in two days – assuming we could find charging stations at the hotel. The bottom line was that we could not afford it.
Soli Deo Gloria. Only to God be the Glory.