Rejoicing in Unrighteousness

The Prophet Isaiah spoke of a day when people rejoiced in the things that are unrighteous. When bad is good and good is bad.

 He proclaimed,

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;

Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;

Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

The words of Isaiah unfortunately ring true today. There are many in our society, including some churches, who rejoice with those who are in sin and renounce those who recognize sin as sin.

It is interesting and sad that when a Bible-believing Christ follower expresses that homosexuality is a sin, they are immediately labelled as unloving, narrow-minded and bigoted. When the world says such things, it is understandable. When those who claim to be Christians echo those sentiments, it is a time to mourn.

The world is a pretty mixed up place.  

Christians are supposed to stand for the truth of God’s Word. We are supposed to rejoice as righteousness increases and groan when wickedness prevails. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people groan.”

In the musical, Les Miserable, Marius sings, as he tries to decide the right thing to do, “How the world may be changed in just one burst of light! And what was right seems wrong and what was wrong seems right...”

Alas, in one burst of darkness, evil is now good and good is now evil and darkness is being substituted for light and light is being substituted for darkness.

The end result…people begin to rejoice in unrighteousness.

Something to think about…