Several former heroes and people of influence from the youth group era of my life have crashed and burned recently.
At times it has led me to exclaim, “Are there no heroes left who can finish well?”
I feel like the frequency in which I hear of friends and former students walking away from God or living in choices which are opposite of what God would desire; is increasing exponentially.
I feel weary as I watch people I care about wreak havoc in their own lives and the lives of others.
As I try to make sense of this personally, the common thread which emerges is selfishness.
This is not new. There really is nothing new under the sun.
- Adam and Eve considered their view of the world better than God’s.
- King David chose his own personal desires over that of a nation and his troops.