Turn from your wicked ways
THE EDITOR, Sir:
Crime and violence continues to press fear into the hearts and minds of Jamaicans. Each day we rise to our routine of work, school, church and pleasure, most people wonder, who will be the next victim? Morals and values have been watered down because of broken families, children having children, and a change in the focus of parents.
The socio-economic crisis of the nation has caused many persons to be more desperate to achieve dollars and cents, and so many people have less time to instill the real or necessary values a child needs. As such, children are left with comfort tools and devices such as tablets, cable TV, or cell phones. These have shaped their belief systems.
Adults are also so desperate to survive that they too have found themselves into many illegal, fast-cash operations, which is also far away from the laws of God. All of this have caused nothing but chaos and fear. This, of course, is not healthy for us as a people.
The Bible tells us that if God's people will humble themselves and pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways, He will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Hence, to activate the benefits of abiding in the secret place of the most High, turning from our wicked ways is important. God is ready, willing and able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we can ask.