I just started back up my "Daniel" study by Beth Moore. I had stopped because I did not have the Audio CDs or DVDs for her sessions. I thought I could just wing it with the study book. I think I was missing out on about 1/3 of the lesson, so I purchased the Audio CDs. Boy, am I glad I did. They are POWERFUL!
As I was studying today about Babylon's culture in Revelation 18, I couldn't help but think how our own culture and society sounds so much like Babylon.
Here is a quote by Eugene Peterson that I wanted to share with you...
"We try to get (joy) through entertainment. We pay someone to make jokes, tell stories, perform dramatic actions, sing songs. We buy the vitality of another's imagination to divert and enliven our own poor lives. The enormous entertainment industry in America is a sign of the depletion of joy in our culture. Society is a bored, gluttonous king employing a court jester to divert it after an overindulgent meal. But that kind of joy never penetrates our lives, never changes our basic constitution. The effects are extremely temporary-A few minutes, a few hours, a few days at most. When we run of money, the joy trickles away."
I ask you, "How do his words strike a chord in you concerning our generation?" Tell me what you think!