Have we become desensitized to sin?

The bible says that God is the same yesterday, today and forever.  His standards never change.  Sin is sin.  Unlike God, our standards have evolved.   There has always been sin but what was once unacceptable behavior in many instances in the past has now become acceptable.  In our recent past, we were so much more wholesome than we are today.  Over twenty years ago, I had a friend who had just returned from a mission trip, without access to television.  He described to me how much television had changed during the relatively short period of time that he was away.  He indicated that our constant exposure to television had made us desensitized to the change.  A few years later, when I was in a classroom environment, I heard God’s still small voice.  He asked me to walk on the table tops before the rest of the class.  He challenged me to explain how awkward that it looked for me to walk on the table tops, because I was the only one doing it.  However, if others got up and did the same thing, it may become the norm, and over a period of time, it may become acceptable behavior.  In other words, we would become desensitized to the behavior.  We should examine ourselves, put ourselves under a microscope.  From the moment we awake, we should consider our conduct, not according to the world’s standards, but according to God’s standards, standards that never change.

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