That which has been is that which will be,
And that which has been done is that which will be done.
So there is nothing new under the sun
The other night I saw the Great Gatsby. During the movie, my friend made a comment about what a sinful time it was. I couldn’t help but notice that it isn’t that much different than today. Sure we aren’t coming off prohibition but I think that you can find the same spirit of sin and debauchery today that was prominent then and glorified in the movie.
This is nothing new.
In Ezekiel chapter 11 the LORD tells Israel that they have refused to obey Him and instead they copy the standards of the surrounding—and Godless—nations. This was written somewhere between 99 and 70 BC.
In Paul's letter to the Romans he pleads with them not to copy the behaviors and customs of the world. This was written in 50 AD
I could go further and talk about the flood or the fall of Sodom and Gomorrah. I won’t but I hope you get the idea. Since the fall of man sin has run rampant in this world. None of it is really new. There are times when sin is more prevalent and accepted.
Luckily we have a way out of the evil that surrounds us.
[Jesus] gave Himself for our sins
so that He might rescue us from this present evil age,
according to the will of our God and Father.
…like the Holy One who called you,
be holy yourselves in all your behavior
1 Peter 1:15
Jesus reaches down and pulls us out.
We are rescued from evil and called to holiness.
We are to be set apart from the world.
To go against the flow.
To march to the beat of a different drummer.